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N.C. Forest Service Pender County Ranger, District 8 personnel assume command of Juniper Road Two Fire

HAMPSTEAD – The incident management team that has been engaged in suppression efforts of the Juniper Road Two Fire will begin demobilizing Monday, Aug. 22. The Pender County ranger, with support from N.C. Forest Service District 8 personnel, will assume command of the fire.

Infrared drone flights will be conducted as needed to determine if any hot spots remain. Pender County personnel, along with NCFS aviation assets, will continue daily patrol of the fire area until it has been declared cold. The Juniper Road Two Fire remains 1,226 acres in size and is 90% contained.

The incident management team was comprised of N.C. Forest Service employees from various locations throughout the state who worked in conjunction with Pender County Emergency Management and other state agencies to minimize the fire’s impact on the community.

A temporary flight restriction (TFR) remains in effect for the Juniper Road Two Fire. The TFR restricts all civilian aircraft, manned and unmanned, within 5 miles of the fire. The flight restriction remains in place until aviation support is no longer needed.

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