Tag Archives: North Carolina

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 ...

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Firefighters Work to Contain North Carolina Wildfires

Helicopters and tankers made multiple water drops     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters kept working on Saturday to slow the spread of western North Carolina wildfires that have spread due to high winds, the U.S. Forest Service said. A ...

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North Carolina Cold Mountain Wildfire Controlled

Wildfire burned over 200 acres   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the fire on western North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain has been officially declared as controlled. Forest Service spokeswoman Adrianne Rubiaco told the Asheville Citizen Times ...

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Fire Continues to Burn at North Carolina’s Cold Mountain

Wildfire continues despite weekend rain     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are continuing to monitor a fire at North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain. U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday that a wildfire continues to burn at the iconic mountain ...

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Prescribed Burn in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest

Prevention effort for communities near national forest     NEBO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a 197-acre prescribed burn in the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. The forest service says in a news release the ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   During my recent research project on climate change and wildfires, I learned that the fire shelters that wildland firefighters carry are not capable of protecting them from flames and high temperatures. ...

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Containment of North Carolina Wildfire Grows

Dobson Knob fire is fought by at least 200 firefighters   MARION, N.C. (AP) — Forestry officials say they are scaling back on the number of firefighters working on a blaze in the mountains of western North Carolina. Forestry officials ...

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North Carolina Wildfire 50 Percent Contained

Burnout  conducted on Wild Creek Fire   NEBO, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in western North Carolina say a blaze in the Pisgah National Forest is now 50 percent contained. Forestry officials said in a news release that burnout operations were ...

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North Carolina Wildfire 10 Percent Contained

White Creek Fire is near Shortoff Mountain   NEBO, N.C. (AP) — Federal forestry officials say a fire in western North Carolina is only about 10 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service said in a news release The White Creek ...

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Firefighters Protect American Flag during North Carolina Wildfire

Lake Lure resident finds flag is safe after being evacuated   LAKE LURE, N.C. (WTVD) – A woman who was forced to evacuate due to the wildfires in Western North Carolina found a wonderful surprise when she returned home. In ...

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