Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Linville Gorge Wildfire is 100% Contained

U.S. Forest Service fire managers announced this morning that the Table Rock wildfire in the Linville Gorge is now 100 percent contained. Recent precipitation helped suppress the wildfire. The gorge and its trails are now open to the public. Visitors should use caution when in the gorge as there may be hazard trees or other conditions that pose safety risks. Forest Service personnel will soon begin any rehabilitation efforts needed in the area. Law enforcement officials continue to seek a person of interest (see photo on right) who may have information related to the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The wildfire, which started on November 12th, burned 2,579 acres.

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is located in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest.

Hiking in the Smokies

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