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Pogue Mountain Fire now 300 acres with 45% containment.

Here is  information available for the Huntsville Mtn. Fire on Pogue Mountain in McDowell County (Marion).

  • The Hunstville Mountain Fire is roughly 300 acres in size, 45% contained.
  • Currently, 10 structures have been threatened.
  • There are no structures damaged, no injuries and no evacuations.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.
  • There are approximately 50 personnel resources working the fire, and those resources are a combination of N.C. Forest Service and N.C. State Parks personnel.
  • Ground personnel and equipment are installing containment lines. The terrain is steep, rocky and remote, but we are able to get hand crews and equipment to areas of the fire.
  • Burnout operations will happen throughout the day to remove dry fuels between the fire and the containment lines.
  • N.C. Forest Service aviation resources are available to support suppression efforts if needed.
  • The public is reminded to keep drones and manned aircraft away from the area over and around the Huntsville Mtn. Fire. Drones and manned aircraft near wildfires are not safe. If YOU fly, we can’t.
  • Local fire departments are on the scene and providing structure protection.
  • McDowell County Emergency Management is also assisting.
  • For anyone wanting to donate and support the efforts of firefighting personnel, contact your local fire departments to find out how you can help.