LAKE LURE, N.C. (WSPA) – Fire officials say evacuation and pre-evacuation notices for the town of Lake Lure and surrounding neighborhoods are canceled.
As of Monday morning, 45 percent of the 7,171-acre wildfire has been contained.
Air 7 could not see much visible smoke when it flew over the area.
Officials say diminished threat from the Party Rock Fire prompted officials to cancel evacuations.
The notice includes parts of the Rumbling Bald Resort that have been under a mandatory evacuation notice: Deerfield; Fairfield; Youngs Mountain; and Quail Ridge. The pre-evacuation notice for Three Creeks, Cedar Creek Road, Buffalo Creek Road, Riverbend Highlands, Tatanka, Apple Valley, Shumont Estates and Buffalo Shoals, is also cancelled as of noon today.
A state of emergency remains in effect for the town of Lake Lure.
Officials caution that recently scorched areas contain hazards, including damaged and standing dead trees, called snags, that can fall without warning. They say some stump holes may contain enough heat to seriously burn people and pets.
Town Hall is open for normal business hours. Visitors need to use the front entrance and front parking lot and are asked to be cautious of fire and emergency traffic.
Officials say the rest of the area around the municipal building still serves as an incident command post and is closed to the public.
Chimney Rock State Park also remains closed. The park is serving as a fire base camp.
Click here for more information on the Party Rock Fire.
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