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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

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See the North Carolina Forest Service Fire Response page for the latest information on fires across the state. Please note the map displays a snapshot of fire activity in North Carolina. The map is not designed to display fire activity in real time.

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Daily Fire Occurance map

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Current Wildfire Information

The North Carolina Forest Service tracks daily fire activity using a database known as the "Signal 14". The data from the Signal 14 is a rapid approximation of wildfire occurrence. It's not an exact count. This information does not include uncontained fires or fires that occur on federal property. The information below comes from Signal 14 reports.

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Additional data: Daily Fire Occurrence Summary (PDF)

Monthly Fire Summary Graph

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In-state incidents

Incident: Ferebee Road Fire
Location: Hyde County
Estimated Size: 1,938 acres
Containment: 24%
Number of Personnel Assigned: 83
Summary:Northern containment lines around the Ferebee Road Fire held firm against a southern wind push from Monday’s nearby afternoon storms, keeping the fire at 1,938 acres in size and 24% contained. Water is now flowing from the canals near New Lake into the south end of the fire area. Crews are nearing completion of pump installations at Gamble Road and expect to begin pumping water from Phelps Lake sometime Wednesday.
Latest Fire Information Update
    Updated 6/28/2022 at 5 p.m.

Out-of-state incidents

The North Carolina Forest Service is dispatching employees to assist with suppressing U.S. wildfires in other states. A dispatch normally lasts for 14 days, plus 2 days for travel at each end of the assignment. Jobs filled by NCFS personnel include everything from the command staff on a fire to members of hand crews digging fire lines.

For more information about out-of-state incidents, visit

    Incident Name

    2022 Initial Attack (Texas)

    2022 Gila Staging & ATB Support (New Mexico)

    Aghaluk Mountain (Alaska)
    Number of Personnel Assigned to Out of State incidents


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