- The Juniper Road fire was started by lightning on the afternoon of June 19, 2011. Presently, the fire is 31,140 acres or 48.7 square miles in size and 85% contained. In the absence of rainfall, the fire continues to smolder, flare and torch trees along the western, southern and southeastern fire perimeters. This level of fire actively is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Burnout operations being conducted on the fire's western containment line will serve to lessen the amount of hazardous fuel available for ignition from underlying ground fire. Thunderstorms on Thursday (7/21) afternoon did bring 0.5+ inch of rain to Division G(olf) and a trace to F(oxtrot) but much more is needed.The Brandon Incident Management Team is now managing the fire.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 19th, 2011 approx. 03:33 PM|
|Location||Holly Shelter Game Land, Juniper Road and County Line Road, 8 miles North of Topsail|
|Incident Commander||Dan Brandon|
Chaparral (6 feet) Pocosin Fuels and fuel model 7-southern rough.
Isolated interior burning, smoldering, creeping, and burning of organic soil continues.
Continue mop-up and patrol of all lines with a focus on the southern side of the fire. Continue rehabilitation as possible. Continue to assess resource needs and adjust as needed. A transition meeting between the Brandon IMT and District 8 will take place at 1100 hours tomorrow.
|Wind Conditions||9 mph SW|