Tag Archives: North Carolina

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 ...

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Fire Risk Prompts Burning Ban in 26 North Carolina Counties

State is getting drier and hotter     RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A ban on all open burning is in effect for 26 North Carolina counties, and all burning permits have been canceled because of an increased fire risk, the ...

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Prescribed Burn Planned for Part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

689 acres in Cades Cove     ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the National Park Service say a prescribed burn is scheduled for a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park beginning this weekend. A news release from ...

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Producing the Next Generation Fire Shelter

A look at research into a better shelter   By Dena Ali | FireRescue Magazine 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 ...

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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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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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