Saturday, March 10, 2007

Brush Fire Spreads to 100 Acres


Asheville Citizen Times:

REEMS CREEK — A brush fire in Buncombe County on Friday spread to more than 100 acres by the time firefighters had it surrounded with fire lines, the North Carolina Forest Service said.

The fire that started about 2 p.m. was burning in an area between Phoenix Cove Road and Pink Fox Cove Road in the Reems Creek area, said John Chiles of the forest service.

Several structures had been threatened but no damage was reported, he said. The cause of the fire was still being investigated.

Fire crews planned to watch the fire through the night to prevent it from spreading.

Well, it raged all day yesterday just across the road from our place. We watched this helicopter make about a hundred trips between the fish pond down the road where it filled its massive ball with water and the fire.

By late last night there were two rings of fire visible from our front window. It's still smoking pretty heavily today but the copter hasn't come back and I don't hear much activity.

3 comments:

Edgy Mama said...

Wow, Jim! Glad you're okay!

1000 black lines said...

...and excellent eyewitness reporting.

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