Crews Making Progress On Pisgah Forest Fire Near Linville Gorge - WSPA.com

Crews Making Progress On Pisgah Forest Fire Near Linville Gorge

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The Table Rock wildfire is burning more than 2200 acres in Burke County, NC. The Table Rock wildfire is burning more than 2200 acres in Burke County, NC.
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Firefighters are making progress on the Table Rock wildfire in the Linville Gorge in Burke County.

The US Forestry Service says rain helped slow the spread of the fire, but crews are still working on contingency lines to keep the fire from growing. Today, firefighters plan to monitor where the fire is burning and make sure resources are in place if it spreads. They're also using infrared pictures to find hotspots.

The fire has burned 2,275 acres. It is 40 percent contained. Firefighters are trying to protect buildings at the Outward Bound Camp, but no other structures are threatened.

There are 193 people working on the fire.

For information on the latest road and trail closures, visit the National Forests in North Carolina website. Visitors should check the website before planning a trip to the gorge.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire investigators are looking for any information or observations that may help determine the cause of the fire. A reward may be offered for substantial information and persons should contact Law Enforcement Officer Jason Crisp at 828-442-2470 or the Grandfather Ranger District at 828-652-2144.

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