Asheville, NC – December 9, 2016 – All fires in western North Carolina are 100 percent contained except the Rock Mountain Fire which is 95 percent contained.
The Appalachian Trail from Deep Gap to the Nantahala River is now open. The Appalachian Trail remains closed from the Georgia state line to Deep Gap.
The only other remaining fire-related closure is on the Nantahala Ranger District. Whitewater Falls and the Foothills trail that connects to Whitewater Falls is closed.
The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently danger…
More than 27,000 people have been evacuated and one firefighter was injured. There was no word on the extent of the injuries.
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The home of “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California.
By the end of the day Monday, it was reported to be 1,365 acres and 20 percent contained.