#ResistWildfireNC this #FourthOfJuly weekend. Spread prevention, not wildfire. Attend organized and professional fireworks displays in your communities. If you take the risk of using your own fireworks, please do it safely. Check for any local burning restrictions.Safety Tips
Containment lines continue to hold the Ferebee Road Fire to 1,938 acres, with containment climbing to 44%. More than 170 million gallons of water have been pumped from New Lake and are flowing into the southern fire area. Impacts from the combination of smoke and fog created periodic visibility issues during the Thursday morning commute and drivers are being reminded to slow down, exercise caution and allow extra travel time for alternate routes.Latest Information
Don’t be careless. Be ready. Learn more about burning responsibly with this careless debris burning infographic.Learn More
North Carolina's updated forest action plan has been approved by the USDA Forest Service and is now ready to be implemented by forestry stakeholders across the state. Learn more about North Carolina's updated forest action plan, where to find it and how to use it.News Release
Many people associate fire with destruction, devastation and loss. Large clouds of smoke, burly orange blazes, tree limbs snapping and ash falling like snow are some of the images we’ve all seen that contribute to the “fire is bad” perception. While wildfires can reach a dangerous and destructive level quickly, not all fire is bad.Blog Article
North Carolina's forest land is one of the greatest influences on the state, providing economic value and adding immeasurably to the quality of life for its residents. The forest products industry is the largest manufacturing business sector in the state, contributing approximately $34.9 billion annually to the state's economy and providing around 148,000 jobs for North Carolinians. The NC Forest Service's primary purpose is to ensure adequate and quality forest resources for the state to meet its present and future needs.