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Moores Creek National Battlefield to Conduct Prescribed Burn Thursday, April 11


Currie, NC-  Moores Creek National Battlefield is implementing a prescribed burn of the savannah and northeast burn unit of the park. This area contains floristic species that thrive in fire conditions which can only be replicated through controlled burns. The planned burn is to provide these species with specific habitat needs as well as to decrease fuel loads and rid the area of invasive species. The burn is being conducted by the NPS Wildland Fire Management Team and is expected to take just a couple of hours provided cooperating weather conditions. There is no expectation of road closures, but plan on potential delays when traveling on Highway 210 around the area of the battlefield. Some temporary short-term trail closures within the park may be expected. Safety precautions are being addressed to prevent any incidents from occurring, inclusive of NPS EMS trained staff being present, a fire crew engine being placed at the battlefield, and working with local officials and crews for the safety of the area. Current plans place this burn on April 11, 2019, depending on the prescription window – all depending on wind and rain.

For all questions, comments or inquiries, please direct them to Matthew Woods, Chief of Interpretation at

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