Evans Road Wildfire

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The Evans Road Wildfire was a smoldering peat fire in Eastern North Carolina that started on June 1, 2008 by lightning strike during North Carolina's drought - the worst on record.

It burned 41,534 acres (168.08 km2) inside the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and burned for three months. 450 firefighters battled it. 71 high capacity pumps moved billions of gallons of water.

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