The Transylvania Times -

Fire Burns Up Five Acres


By Lenora Moody

Staff Writer

A fire that was started more than a month ago in the Preserve at Rock Creek near Sapphire was stirred back up on Tuesday and took 10 hours to be contained.

Just after 6:30 p.m. a fire was reported on the Rock Creek Trail in the new housing development, and the N.C. Forest Service and Lake Toxaway Fire Department were called out.

Frank Rogers, the assistant county ranger with the Forest Service, said the fire consumed a five-acre area in the development.

"We are still up here because we are having problems with real steep terrain, but it's contained," Rogers sai...

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