Press release from the U.S. Forest Service, shared Nov. 12:
NEBO, N.C. – U.S. Forest Service firefighters are working to contain a 15-acre wildfire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area of the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire, located in the west-central part of the Gorge, is threatening one camp area. More information about the wildfire will be provided as it becomes available.
A prescribed burn, scheduled to be conducted by the Forest Service in Burke County today, has been postponed due to the weather conditions.