“Super fog” is possible overnight near wildfire

By on June 4, 2011

An 11,000-acre controlled burnout to remove fuel along containment lines was conducted late last week. This was shot was on the east side of the Air Force target range. (Lloyd Brown photo)

U.S. 264 between Engelhard and Stumpy Point remains open, but officials are advising motorists to be cautious Tuesday morning for possible “super fog” from the Pains Bay fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

Super fog is a combination of dense smoke and moisture in the air that is aggravated by near calm wind conditions.

Road closures are possible, the N.C. Incident Management Team reported.

Meanwhile, crews are making headway with burnouts that help secure containment lines by clearing away fuels. But there are still unburned trees and brush within the lines.

Ground fire continues as organic peat burns.

Estimates put the fire at 44,969 acres with 75 percent of the perimeter contained. It is now about 9 miles south of Manns Harbor.

The fire was touched off by lightning May 4. County Manager Bobby Outten said Monday that about $7 million has been spent fighting the fire.





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