UNCW will conduct controlled burning to protect the longevity of the pine forest

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Drivers or homeowners near the University of North Carolina at Wilmington should expect to see and smell smoke today.

The university will conduct a controlled burn of a separate tract in the long-leaved pine forest on the main campus on Tuesday.

The fire will include about 67 acres in size and border Carlton Place in the west, Clear Run Creek in the north, Rose Avenue in the east, and UNCW forest areas in the east and south.

The burn is classified as “low intensity” and will be on the ground, not on the trees.

It should last only noon.

People who drive a car or live nearby are more likely to be able to see and smell smoke on campus and nearby areas.

The university says these burns reduce the likelihood of more intense and dangerous forest fires, destroying the fuel load of accumulated foliage and improving the health of longevity of the pine forest, which is a fire-dependent ecosystem.

If you have any questions, please contact the UNCW Department of Environment and Security (910.962.3057) or UNCW Project Management (910.215.1167).



UNCW will conduct controlled burning to protect the longevity of the pine forest

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