Roseboro Fire is valued at 350 acres containing 10 percent | Local news


UPDATE: December 26th, 10:10 am

The fire, which was reported on the afternoon of December 24th, is estimated at 350 acres and 10 percent contained, according to the US Forest Service.

Firefighters worked on Christmas Day to build fire lines to protect homes along Roseboro Road. Helicopters were used for water droplets to reduce the intensity of the fire near these fire lines. Today firefighters will complete construction of a fire line on the northwest side of the fire to protect private property. According to the US Forest Service, burn-out operations are planned to reduce fuel between the active fire and the fire lines to slow the spread of the fire and increase containment.

The cause of the fire at Lost Cove is being investigated, but it is believed that it was caused by humans.






Firefighters continue to fight a fire in the Roseboro area on Grandfather Mountain, which has grown to an estimated 350 acres.




Twenty firefighters from the US Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service are on duty. The effort is supported by local fire departments from Collettsville and Linville.

“We would like to especially thank the firefighters for their commitment and their sacrifices over the Christmas holidays,” said the forest service.

Roads are being closed due to fire fighting in the Wilson Creek area of ​​the US Forest Service’s Grandfather Ranger District in Avery County. The fire is located near Bee Mountain in a remote part of the Lost Cove Wilderness Study Area, 10 miles southeast of the city of Linville.

The US Forest Service has issued an emergency closure on the Huntfish Falls Trail (TR # 263), Darkside Cliffs Trail (TR # 272), Lost Cove Loop Trail (TR # 262), and the Timber Ridge Trail (TR # 261), including the Sections of the Mountains to Sea Trail following Gragg Prong between Roseboro and Pineola Roads. The public are requested not to recover in the Lost Cove Wilderness Study Area until the fire is contained.

With firefighters focused on protecting the resources at the northwest end of the fire, the fire is expected to burn further south and east in the Lost Cove Wilderness Study Area along Timber Ridge. Fire managers anticipate that the fire will continue to escalate within the containment area until there is significant rainfall.

Twenty firefighters from the US Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service are on duty. The effort is supported by local fire departments from Collettsville and Linville. We would like to especially thank the firefighters for their commitment and their sacrifices during the Christmas holidays.

The population is asked to avoid the area so as not to interfere with the fire-fighting work. Please be careful with fire as conditions across the region will remain unusually warm and dry for the next few days.

Mountain Times Publications will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: December 25th, 6pm

The Roseboro fire on the Blue Ridge Parkway side of Grandfather Mountain now covers more than 300 acres, according to Nathan Gatlin, North Carolina Forest Service Assistant District Forester for District 2.

Gatlin said – around 6 p.m. – that he had no idea how to contain it because the U.S. Forest Service was working on the ground while the NCFS was delivering planes.

The US Forest Service has not returned multiple requests for additional information.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. on December 24th and was approximately 35-40 acres in size by around 6:30 p.m. that same night.






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The Roseboro Fire burned more than 300 hectares on December 25th at 6 p.m.




The fire in the Roseboro area of ​​Grandfather Mountain and Avery Counties has grown to approximately 250 acres in the Pisgah National Forest near Roseboro Road.

According to Nathan Gatlin, the North Carolina Forest Service’s assistant district ranger for District 2, the fire does not immediately threaten homes or buildings, but could get to that point if the fire continues to grow.

“Right now we have a reconnaissance plane and two helicopters working to slow it down and allow ground resources to contain it,” Gatlin said.

The North Carolina Forest Service supplies aircraft, Gatlin said. The US Forest Service is on site.

Gatlin was unable to provide any information on how to contain the fire, but said there were none at the time.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. on December 24th and was approximately 35-40 acres in size by around 6:30 p.m. that same night.

The US Forest Service has not returned multiple requests for additional information.

TO UPDATE: December 25, 11:50 a.m.

Crews have continued to fight a fire near Roseboro in the Pisgah National Forest since December 25.

Linville Volunteer Fire Brigade units stayed in the fire overnight with equipment on hand to protect residents and their homes.

According to the Linville Volunteer Fire Department, the fire has spread a bit but cannot say how much due to the remoteness of the area. The U.S. Forest Service is on site but has not responded to multiple requests for more information about the size and containment of the fire.

According to the Linville Volunteer Fire Department at 8:30 a.m. on December 25, the fire did not immediately threaten homes.

According to Paul Buchanan, director of emergency management for Avery County, the fire was approximately 35 to 40 acres at 6:35 p.m. on December 24th

Crews are fighting a 35 to 40 acre fire in the Roseboro area near Grandfather Mountain that was not contained on December 24 at 6:25 p.m.

Avery County’s emergency director Paul Buchanan said the entire fire was on the ground on US Forest Service land at 6:25 p.m. on Dec. 24 and monitored all night.

Buchanan said the U.S. Forest Service released the original responding crews. He said there was no cause for it, as of 6:25 p.m. on December 24th, and it started “literally in the middle of nowhere” in the forest.

He also said there were three or four houses near the fire but not in danger.

The Avery County 911 Communications Facebook page wrote that “There will be large planes in the Linville area pulling water from large ponds and lakes to help put out a large bush fire in the Pisgah National Forest because of that fire in a lot of smoke be the county. “

The Linville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at around 10:30 am on December 24th. The Crossnore Volunteer Fire Department, Newland Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Management, and the North Carolina Forest Service also responded to the crime scene. Resources from the Caldwell and Burke Counties also responded to help.

No injuries have been reported, according to Buchanan.

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