Voluntary evacuations issued for Buncombe Co.

BUNCOMBE CO., N.C. (WSPA) – Buncombe County is issuing an immediate voluntary evacuation for people living on Shumont Road, Bald Mountain Road, Old Apple Wagon Road, Little Mountain Road, Frog Pond Way, Bucks Walk, Deer Run, Fawns Rest, and Gates Drive.

Emergency managers are working on shelter arrangements.

Fire managers are requesting those wanting to make donations withhold at this time until drop points can be identified and communicated to area residents impacted by the fire.

The fire has grown to about 2,883 acres in size, according to the North Carolina Forest Service.

They say only about 15 percent of the fire is contained at this time.

Credit: Asheville Fire Department
Credit: Asheville Fire Department
Credit: Asheville Fire Department
Credit: Asheville Fire Department

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