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Juniper Road Two Fire still 1,226 acres in size, now 65 percent contained

HAMPSTEAD – Firefighting personnel have held the Juniper Road Two Fire to 1,226 acres in size over the last several days. The wildfire within the Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is now 65% contained. Crews continue to closely monitor the weather as significant heat continues to linger within the fire area.

As fire containment continues to increase, certain resources assigned to the incident are beginning to demobilize. NCFS has 81 personnel assigned to the incident with an additional low ground pressure track vehicle being ordered to assist in mop-up operations.

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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