SIT REP 2 – Sunday, March 26, 2023


The NC Forest Service states it is not scheduled until this afternoon or evening for a fire update.

Fire Weather

Increased fire danger is expected for all of WNC this week. From Western Piedmont to the TN border, fire danger will be elevated. Later in the week, fire danger is expected to be high in the Piedmont & Coastal Plain. You are the best defense against wildfire. Postpone outdoor burning. – NC Forest Service.

SIT REP 1 – Saturday, March 25, 2023

Incident Summary

A wildfire named the Last Resort Fire is burning on private and federal lands in Tyrell County, North Carolina (USA).

It is said to be south of the Albemarle area and most of the fire is burning on the Pocosin Fish and Wildlife refuges.


The fire was sparked by an unknown ignition source, which is under investigation.

Date / Start

The wildfire incident started on March 25, 2023, Saturday around 0900 hours EDT (0600 PDT).

Size Up

It is estimated to be 5,800 acres-plus with a 0% containment status.


Currently, the incident is under Unified Command with the NC Forest Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

On Sunday, March 26th, a Type 3 IMT will be arriving on the scene to take command of the wildfire incident.


There is currently 48 personnel assigned to this wildfire incident with more on order for Sunday, as the need arises.

Operational Period

As of 1600 hours EDT (1500 hours PDT), the size of the fire had increased from the estimated size up last assessed earlier in the morning around 0900 EDT (0600 PDT), which still remains with a 0% containment status.

Burnout operations were conducted on several roads within the fire perimeter, which have produced significant heavy smoke.


There is a Temporary Flight Restriction or known as a TFR, for short which means No Drones in Fire Zones. This type of restriction protects those flying fire-suppression aircraft and those that may impact ground resources.

Damage Assessment

There have been no injuries reported to fire personnel or damage occurring to apparatus or equipment.


There are no structures under threat at this time.

Photo Credit

NC Forest Service

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