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4/10/2017 3:19:00 PM
Fire Danger Persists: New Forest Fire Reported
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Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

Rain last week helped some with drought conditions, but the danger of woods and grass fires remains as the drought continues in western North Carolina.  

Another fire has been reported in McDowell County where a fire caused by lightning scored about 600 acres in late January and early February.

Crews are battling another forest fire in the Woodlawn area of McDowell County.

McDowell County Emergency Management says the fire began about 6 PM Sunday (April 9th) on private land near Dobson Knob off Old Linville Road and has spread to over 150 acres, part of it in the Pisgah National Forest.

Crews battled the fire overnight Sunday, then called in a helicopter Monday to help fight the flames from the air.

As of early Monday afternoon, firefighters had been able to keep the fire from burning any nearby homes or businesses.

Heavy smoke was reported in northern sections of McDowell County, but no evacuations had been ordered.

The US Forest Service did close the Mountains to Sea Trail (#440) from the North Fork of the Catawba River to Old NC 105 and Dobson Knob Road.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation; as of mid-afternoon Monday it was said to be zero percent contained.

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