Containment Progress on North Carolina Wildfires

Both fires began on private property

 

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal and North Carolina firefighters have made progress containing two wildfires in western North Carolina, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.

The Camp Daniel Boone fire in Haywood County in the Pisgah National Forest covered about 70 acres as of Sunday afternoon and was two-thirds contained, according to a forest service news release.

The Cals Creek fire, burning in the Nantahala National Forest in Macon County was about 90 acres but more than two-thirds contained.

The causes of the fires, both of which began on private property and spread due to high winds, are under investigation, the U.S. Forest Service said.

A North Carolina Forest Service ban on all open burning for 32 western counties remained in effect.

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