Evacuations in Swain Co. due to wildfires

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SWAIN CO., NC (WSPA) – Emergency Management is evacuating houses on several roads Swain County due to the Ferebee and Tellico fires.

Homes on the following roads are being evacuated:

  • East Silver Mine
  • Morgan
  • Wilkes
  • Mason
  • Luther Bingham
  • Silver Ridge

Swain County Deputies are going door-to-door notifying residents of the evacuation.

According to Emergency Management, the evacuations are to allow firefighters space to work and set up protection for houses without endangering the people who live there. They expect this work to take 24 to 48 hours.

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