McDOWELL Co., NC (WSPA) — Fire officials say the Clear Creek Fire is burning about 2,510 acres as of Thursday.
Fifteen percent of the fire is contained. About one tenth of an inch of rain slowed fire activity Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, officials say.
Fire crews patrolled and held the fireline near Lake Tahoma Road, while crews along the western edge of fire prepared, installed and improved an indirect fireline, officials say.
Helicopter bucket drops were successful in slowing the fire’s spread to the west.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Code Purple air quality alert for McDowell County due to wildfires in the area.
Smoke from the fires can create unhealthy breathing conditions. Click here for more information.
A community meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Community Church at 5182 US 70 West.