Prescribed burn scheduled today at Jockey’s Ridge entrance June 1, 2020 Kari Pugh A prescribed burn in 2019 at Jockey's Ridge. [Photo courtesy Friends of Jockey's Ridge] Don’t be alarmed if you see smoke in the area later today. Nags Head Police say a small prescribed burn is scheduled between 12-1 p.m. near the entrance to Jockey’s Ridge State Park. The burn shouldn’t take more than a couple hours, police say. Subscribe to our Daily Email Newsletter! Get the top stories from the Outer Banks in your inbox each morning. Subscribe Loading... Thank you! You have successfully joined our subscriber list.