Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burn continues at Nags Head Woods

Fish and Wildlife photo of a controlled burn last week at Nags Head Woods Preserve.

Controlled burning continues at Nags Head Woods Preserve today, Wednesday, March 13.

The prescribed burn aims to fight fire with fire by burning out excess vegetation, making it easier to battle any true brush fires.

Smoke from a controlled burn at Nags Heads Woods Preserve could be seen for miles. [Courtesy Nags Head Woods Preserve]
Preserve officials have temporarily closed the Roanoke Trail and western Town Trail for safety reasons.

Related story: Seeing smoke in Nags Head?

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