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Forest Service Battles Linville Gorge Fire - Brevard NC


Last updated 11/20/2013 at 2:49pm

The Linville Gorge was blanketed in smoke from the wildfire last week. (Courtesy photos)

Forest Service employees from Transylvania County are among the nearly 200 firefighters currently battling a fire that has been burning since Nov. 12 in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.

While recent rains slowed the growth of the fire earlier this week and nearly extinguished it, Forest Service personnel warned the fire is far from out.

With winds expected to gust to around 20 miles per hour this week, Forest Service officials believe the fire could grow into the same type of dangerous inferno that engulfed around 2,000 acres in its first week as it moves south through the gorge toward...

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