WILDFIRE: One Year Ago Today

One year ago today a lightning strike sparked one of North Carolina's largest wildfire that took months to extinguish.

People in Hyde, Washington and Tyrrell counties won't forget the Evans Road wildfire any time soon.

The fire burned a total of 40,704 acres in the three counties and cost $18,985,338.96 to put out. The fire was declared under control on September 24th, but continued to smolder.

At the height of the fire the state says there were 578 people working on the fire, some coming as far away as Texas and Arizona.


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  • by Hyde native Location: NC on Jun 1, 2009 at 06:42 PM
    How very true. No, we won't soon forget it. I'm glad it's over & behind us. I am still very thankful it wasn't worse & am still very grateful to all those that helped combat it. I continue to offer my thanks to them. I still think about the fire fighter that lost his own home to fire, while in Hyde battling the blaze.
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