Two fires break out on mountain range in Burke County

  • Source: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
  • Published: 11/19/2023 02:27 PM

PHOTOS: Firefighting crews from across Burke County met in Valdese to battle two fires raging on the mountain range. Burke County 911 issued an alert for Mineral Springs Mountain around 3:30 p.m. Saturday warning residents of the fires. One of the fires was controlled by 4:30 p.m. and the other was getting close to containment, according to the county fire marshal who spoke to our newsgathering partners at The Morganton Herald. Every fire department in the county responded to the fires because of the threat to homes on the mountain, according to a social media post by Burke County 911. The N.C. Forest Service sent several low-flying aircraft, including air tankers and helicopters, to assist. When The Morganton Herald talked to Burke County Fire Marshal Mike Willis Saturday afternoon, he said the estimated area burned was around 5 to 6 acres.


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