At times, large controlled hazard reduction burns are conducted by various groups in Brunswick County. These burns are allowed, permitted and conducted under the rules from NC Forestry; Brunswick County does not permit these burns, and they are outside the areas that the County can regulate. When Brunswick County receives information about the location and timing of such burns, it is shared with citizens so they can be aware of these burns taking place (notices are posted below; to sign up for email notifications, click here). To view Brunswick County’s Open Burning Ordinance, click here.
If you see fire and feel your or someone/something else are in danger, please call 911.
If you have questions about a controlled burn, please contact NC Forestry. If you have concerns about air quality, these can be addressed by the NC Division of Environmental Quality (Air Quality).
At one time low-intensity wildfires were a common occurrence across North Carolina and helped keep our forests healthy. Today controlled burns, also known as prescribed fires, are used to mimic those low-intensity fires. Controlled burns are conducted under strict weather parameters to help to remove unwanted fuels that can lead to larger wildfires, to open up the understory for wildlife to forage, and add nutrients to the soil, helping the forest to grow healthier, amongst a host of other benefits. To learn more about controlled burns click here or visit the N.C. Prescribed Fire Council’s website.
There is a controlled burn Wednesday, Mar. 13 in the 9100 block of Orton Road SE in Winnabow.
There is a controlled burn Tuesday, Mar. 12 at Lee Buck Road SE and Daws Creek Road SE in Winnabow.
There is a controlled burn Tuesday, Mar. 12 in the 6200 block of Sunny Point Road SE near Southport.
There is a controlled burn Monday, Mar. 11 at River Road SE and Daws Creek Road SE in Winnabow.
There is a controlled burn Monday, Mar. 11 in the 6200 block of Sunny Point Road SE near Southport.
There is a controlled burn Friday, Mar. 8 at River Road SE and Daws Creek Road SE in Winnabow.
There is a controlled burn Thursday, Mar. 7 in the Green Swamp, near the 1000 block of Green Swamp Road NW/NC 211.
There are controlled burns Thursday, Mar. 7 in Winnabow: in the 9100 block of Orton Road off Rock Creek Road
There are controlled burns Wednesday, Mar. 6: at Kingtown Road NW and Myrtlehead Road NW in Ash at Galloway Road NE and Tobes Road NE in Bolivia
There is a controlled burn Wednesday, Mar. 6 in the Green Swamp Preserve, north of the 1100 block of Galloway Road in Supply.