HAMPSTEAD – N.C. Forest Service has transitioned from a Type 2 incident management team to a Type 3 team with the Juniper Road Two Fire now 79% contained. Some personnel has been demobilized, but adequate resources remain on the scene to fight the fire. Expected rainfall on Friday, Aug. 19, and through the weekend will help crews work in the moisture to extinguish remaining hot spots that have been detected by infrared drones. The Juniper Road Two Fire remains 1,226 acres in size.
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.
For information updates, visit https://www.ncforestservice.gov/fire_control/sit_report.htm.