Prescribed burn set near Cherry Branch community on Wednesday

Croatan National Forest (Merrilee Moore/NewsChannel 12)

HAVELOCK, Craven County - The US Forest Service will be conducting a prescribed burn over a 585-acre area in the Croatan National Forest off of Ferry Road, in the Cherry Branch community of Havelock on Wednesday.

Residents in the area should anticipate seeing smoke and increased fire activity, as well as a helicopter assisting with the operation.

According to the Forest Service, the goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce the amount of fuel on the forest floor and assist with wildlife habitat improvement.

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