Pilot Mountain (NC) Fire Spreads to 300 Acres, Rocky Terrain Slows Containment

Crews struggled with rocky terrain Sunday in battling the Pilot Mountain fire in North Carolina.

The fire started at a popular hiking trail at Pilot Mountain State Park, WFMY reports. Officials praised the state’s prescribed burn program for helping reduce the fire load in the area.

The fire, which started Saturday, was expected to take several days to contain.

 

See also  Northern California Wildfire Not Expected to Grow

Topics

Crews struggled with rocky terrain Sunday in battling the Pilot Mountain fire in North Carolina. The fire started at a popular hiking trail at Pilot Mountain State Park, WFMY reports. Officials praised the state’s prescribed burn program for helping reduce the fire load in the area. The fire, which started Saturday, was expected to take […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CA Crews Face Heat Wave Along with Wildfires

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a Southern California wildfire were pulled back at times to find rest and shade on Thursday, a day after seven were sent to the hospital in the midst of a grueling heat wave. Progress on the Route Fire in northwestern Los...

CAL FIRE Firefighter Contract Calls For More Money, Fewer Hours

CAL FIRE Firefighter Contract Calls For More Money, Fewer Hours

California state firefighters have reached agreement with Gov. Gavin Newsom on a contract that will give them three raises within the next year and reduce their hours. The contract calls for one raise retroactive to July, another at the start of 2023 and a third in...

CAL FIRE Helicopter Crash Injures Three Returning from Fairview Fire

CAL FIRE Helicopter Crash Injures Three Returning from Fairview Fire

A helicopter assisting with operations in the Fairview fire near Hemet crashed while attempting to land at the Banning Airport, fire officials said Saturday afternoon. The helicopter was privately owned, officials said, and crashed into a backyard just before 4 p.m....