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Park reports 5-10 acre wildfire on Fontana Lake shore

Great Smoky Mountains National Park firefighters are suppressing a 5-10 acre wildland fire near backcountry campsite 87 on Fontana Lake’s shore.

The Lake Fire was reported at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26. Firefighters were on the scene early this evening and will remain in the area overnight to monitor and continue to suppress the fire. No structures are threatened by the fire. Smoke may be visible.

The fire is smoldering and creeping through timber and brush understory with significant leaf litter. Firefighters are using a full suppression attack and there is no threat to fire lines at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Backcountry Campsite 87 has been closed to all use.

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