Two Years Since Evans Road Wildfire

Two years after a massive wildfire broke out in the east, the forest is starting to grow back.

It was June 1st of 2008 when the Evans Road wildfire started.

The flames blew through more than 41,000 acres of land in Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington counties and burned for more than a month. Now the forest is coming back.

District forester Ed Christopher says pond pine trees were dominant in the area before the blaze. Since that particular tree is dependent on fire, the flames opened up their cones, and thousands have started to sprout up again.

Christopher says he's still working on repairs and trying to get certain areas of land back in compliance with state regulations.


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