Fire In The Mountains Is Always A Possibility


Last updated 8/17/2021 at 11:12am

North Carolina is the number one state in the country for acres in the Wildland/Urban Interface, meaning N.C. homes are the closest in the nation to forests and natural vegetation.

With our friends to the Western states in a whole world of fire trouble now, let's be sure to remember our own lessons learned about living with fire here in the mountains of North Carolina.

And let's also remember our neighbors and fellow North Carolinians, from the Forest Service and any agency with staff trained in wildland firefighting, sent out West to assist with those catastrophic fires raging now. Here in the mountains we are not immune to fires. This natural force has been part of our environment for thousands of years.

It is such a force that it has driven the composition of n...

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