PHOTOS: Prescribed burn at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Prescribed burn at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head on March 15, 2021. [By Mike Leech Photography]

Prescribed burns are taking place all along the Outer Banks and mainland locations this time of year to help limit the potential for wildfires and promote healthy growth of marsh, open terrain and woodlands. Mike Leech of Mike Leech Photography captured these images during a controlled burn Monday at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head.

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