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 are controlled burns Wednesday, Mar. 6 in Winnabow: in the 9100 block of Orton Road SE near the 3100 block of River Road
There is a controlled burn Monday, Mar. 4 off the 4100 block of George II Highway, near Orton Creek south of Boiling Spring Lakes.
There is a controlled burn Monday, Mar. 4 at George II Highway and Cougar Road in Boiling Spring Lakes.
There are controlled burns Thursday, Feb. 28: Bell Swamp Connection NE and Cherrytree Road in Winnabow Off Galloway Road north of Bolivia
There is a controlled burn Thursday, Feb. 28 at West Boiling Spring Road and George II Highway in Boiling Spring Lakes.
There are controlled burns Wednesday, Feb. 27 in: River Road SE and Daws Creek Road SE in Winnabow Galloway Road north of US 17 near Bolivia
There is a controlled burn Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the 5200 block of Whiteville Road NW in Ash near the Columbus County line.
There is a controlled burn Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the 3000 block of River Road SE in Winnabow.
There are controlled burns Tuesday, Feb. 26 in: Cherrytree Road NE and Bell Swamp Connection Road NE in Winnabow the 1900 block of Galloway Road NE near Bolivia Exum Road NW and Myrtle Head Road NW in Ash
There is a controlled burn Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the 6200 block of Sunny Point Road SE near Southport.