Authorities are continuing to monitor a fire at North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain.
U.S. Forest Service officials said Sunday that a wildfire continues to burn at the iconic mountain despite rain in the area over the weekend. The last report shows the Haywood County fire was 200-acres and only 10 percent contained. While the rain helped, drying trends are forecasted for the next several days and lingering smoke is possible in the area.
"What our crews did was focus on private property and residences and make sure the fire wasn't able to move towards them," Bruce MacDonald from the North Carolina Forest Service said. The forest service didn’t release details on what might have caused the fire or where exactly it began. The Shining Rock Wilderness area is temporarily closed because of the fire.