The North Carolina Forest Service is issuing pre-evacuation notices for residents living east of the Party Rock fire.
This precautionary action is being taken due to potential for fire growth to the northeast, east, and southeast because of high winds in the area.
Residents of Riverbend Highlands, Buffalo Creek Rd., Three Creeks, Tatanka, Apple Valley, Shumont Estates, and Buffalo Shoals Road north of Moffitt Rd. are included in this notice.
Residents receiving this pre-evacuation notice should prepare accordingly and be aware of the ongoing fire situation in the area.
For more information on how to prepare for an evacuation, visit this website.