Acres burned in North Carolina's Great Lakes Fire adjusted, still 90% contained

  • Source: WNCT-TV CBS 9 Greenville
  • Published: 05/25/2023 12:00 AM

After a couple of weeks with no new reports on the status of the Croatan National Forest fire that began on April 19, the US Forest Service – National Forests in North Carolina issued a new report Wednesday evening. The amount of acres burned has been adjusted from 32,400 to 32,156. The inciWeb site that is used as part of information released on the fire provided the latest details. Officials said in the latest media release the size of the area burned was adjusted after more accurate mapping. Work continues to monitor hot spots in the area after officials said an estimated 1.25 billion gallons of water have been used to fight the fire. Work was halted Wednesday due to rainy conditions in the area. Officials were also working to make road repairs to several locations. Repair work on the roads was expected to take a few extra months.


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