Fire crews "not out of the woods yet" in WNC wildfires

Photo of the damage from the Poplar Drive Fire Photo credit North Transylvania Fire Department

Fire officials say that while many are mostly contained they are not out of the woods yet, when it comes to wildfires in Western North Carolina. The Poplar Drive Fire in Henderson County is now 100% contained.

That fire has spanned over 400 acres. The cause of the fire was determined as a debris burn in which a Florida man has been cited for.

The Alum Knob Fire in Madison County is said to be 90% contained. The blaze has burned about 35 acres, firefighters continue to work to contain that blaze.

The East Fork Fire in Jackson County is now said to be fully contained. It burned over 300 acres, no structures were damaged by the blaze.

The Collett Ridge Fire is still burning in Cherokee and Clay Counties. It has spanned over 5,000 acres according to the North Carolina Forest Service and the fire is over 80% contained currently.

The Black Bear Fire which started late last week in Haywood County. The fire has grown from over 1,700 acres, crews are currently working to contain the blaze.

Featured Image Photo Credit: North Transylvania Fire Department