The Transylvania Times -

Update: Wildfire In McDowell County Fully Contained


December 18, 2017

Rain overnight aided firefighters on the Coxes Creek no. 7 fire in McDowell County, which is now 100 percent contained. The fire increased to approximately 200 acres Tuesday before the rain.

The Coxes Creek no. 7 Fire was reported Monday afternoon. The fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land and private property in the Turkey Cove Community off 226A north of Marion. Firefighters conducted burnout operations yesterday and provided structure protection on six homes. No homes were damaged or lost. The fire area received nearly ½ inch of rain overnight and Wednesday morning, extinguishin...

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