By Sam Walker on February 17, 2014
The prescribed burn will cover about 2,220 acres on either side of N.C. 12 from the South Old Oregon Inlet Road intersection to one mile south of Whalebone Junction.
Because weather, wind and other conditions must be favorable, the exact date and time is not yet known for the burn, but it has been planned for sometime after Feb. 17.
The purpose is to reduce fuel and restore vegetation to historic patterns, according to the National Park Service.
Fire breaks will be cut along at the north edge of the burn units about a mile south of Whalebone Junction, the Park Service said in a news release.
Fuel breaks were re-established in recent months along the powerline right-of-way adjacent to South Nags Head.
The burn will involve aerial ignition along the sound and interior areas and hand ignition along the remaining edges.