Thunderpig’s Mirror

(VIDEO) Yellowtop Mountain Estates Fire

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 11, 2008

Video from WLOS and WHNS of the Yellowtop Mountain Estates Fire this past weekend.

ASHEVILLE – About 50 firefighters are working today to contain a brush fire in the Broad River community near Old Fort Road in southeast Buncombe County.

The blaze, which began yesterday afternoon, has already consumed more than 100 acres in the area, said Terry Gentry, Buncombe County assistant fire marshall.

Emergency crews are also still working to put out a fire in Rutherford County that has already burned more than 300 acres, emergency officials said.

Crews have worked to contain about 30 percent of the fire and hope that the rest will be under control by the end of the day.

No buildings or residential homes are in danger, Gentry said.

“They’ve got control over it, but it’s not fully contained yet,” said Sgt. Forrest Hollifield with the Rutherford County Emergency Communications.

Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

This kind of fire scares the willies out of me, with the winds whipping, the steep terrain…houses where you don’t have a clue if anyone is in them or not…uggh.

Don’t be doing any burning, even if you have a burn barrel. Here is the current Fire Danger Statement from the National Weather Service. If you do any burning, this should be the first place you check out.


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