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Brown Mountain Reopened

NC-Forest-LogoThe U.S. Forest Service has reopened the Brown Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. The popular area was closed last week due to a wildfire located between the east side of the Brown Mountain OHV Area and Wilson Creek on the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District. The wildfire burned approximately 500 acres. No injuries were reported, and no structures were threated. A lightning strike started the fire last Thursday. The N.C. Forest Service and Collettsville Volunteer Fire Department assisted in reporting and locating the fire.

No Cause Determined In Fire

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Fire

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Fire

Fire investigators with the SBI say they can not determine the cause of Wednesday’s fire at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. They say too much of the building was destroyed, which made it extremely difficult to find the source of the massive blaze. The fire started around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. They say there is not much left to sift through and says the wind blew away much of the evidence. On top of the intensity of the fire, crews had to battle ice-covered roads and frigid conditions to try to put out the flames.

Franklin Apartment Fire

FireAn adult and two children are without a home after a fire at an apartment complex in Franklin. Firefighters were called to the Panther View Apartments on Ulco Drive just after 9:00PM Sunday night. One apartment suffered heavy damage, and is a complete loss. Three other apartments nearby were evacuated, but those residents were allowed to return to their homes. There were no reports of serious injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.