Crews battling new, 50-acre wildfire in Buncombe Co.

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BUNCOMBE Co., N.C. (WSPA) — Officials with the U.S. Forest Service say a new wildfire is thought to have started over night.

It’s near Trillium Lane off Pisgah Highway.

As of Thursday, fire officials say the wildfire 50 acres and expected to grow.

Personnel with the N.C. Forest Service were initially on scene, and were later joined by the U.S. Forest Service.

We’re told that three homes were near the blaze, but a fireline was built between those homes and the wildfire with a bulldozer. Crews are making more firelines.

 

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