|Deep Creek Fire||Swain County||250 acres||Contained 4/12/99|
|Wessen Creek Fire||Swain County||300 acres||Still working|
|Christian Creek Fire||Buncombe County||175 acres||85% contained|
|Camby Drive Fire||Buncombe County||80 acres||Contained 4/12/99|
|Sign Fire||Rutherford County||30 acres||Contained 4/12/99|
|Pearson Falls Fire||Polk County||30 acres||Contained 4/12/99|
In addition to these fires, NCDFR personnel and equipment are still working on the Buck Mountain fire in Wilkes County, which started last Friday. The fire escaped containment lines early today. It has burned over 500 acres and is threatening the Pumpkin Run Development which has been evacuated. The CL-215 aerial tanker based in Hickory is being used to drop water-foam mixture on this fire.
An additional CL-215 tanker stationed in Lumberton has been moved to the Mountain region to assist with the fire emergency. Support personnel from across the state have been dispatched to Western North Carolina to assist in the firefighting efforts. In addition to the two CL-215 tankers there are seven smaller aircraft and five helicopters assigned to the Western North Carolina fires.
New fires were reported today in Buncombe and Jackson Counties. Fire conditions will improve when winds subside and humidity's increase. The burning ban for the 32 western counties will remain in effect until further notice.
Date Posted: 04/13