The fire from a burning debris pile got out of control Friday afternoon causing a fire to burn over about ten acres of mountain land in the Kitchens Branch area of Jackson County. Fighting the fire in a rugged area also know as Queen Caves was strenuous to the volunteer firefighters and North Carolina Forest Service personnel. Both eyewitnesses and firefighters confirmed that fire lines were created along the crest of the mountain which allowed the controlled backfire to safely cause the fire to safely burn itself out with. Several houses in the area were not in immediate danger but could have been threatened had the wind changed. The weather conditions were favorable for the fire to burn but because the winds were basically calm it was easier to keep the fire under control. Those planning to burn during this season are reminded of the importance of obtaining a burning permit and following the printed regulations. Permits can be obtained either on line or at several area businesses and at the NC Forest Service headquarters in the Savannah/Greens Creek area on Highway 441 South.