Sauratown Mountain fire grows to nearly 150 acres

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
  • Published: 11/20/2023 01:38 AM

Fire crews with the North Carolina Forest Service are on the ground working to contain a fire burning on top of Sauratown Mountain in Stokes County. Crews shared the latest update on the fire and containment on Monday morning. Jimmy Holt with the North Carolina Forest Service said the fire is not yet contained at this time and is still spreading. About 100 fire crews are trying to help fight the fire. Crews from Washington and Oregon will also be there to help fight the fire. Holt said nearly 150 acres of land have been burned so far. He urged people not to burn outside fires until there is some improvement. Sauratown Mountain Road remains closed while crews fight the fire. About 12 homes have been evacuated. Holt said it's hard to put a timeline on when the fire will be contained but the biggest struggle is the winds and low humidity. The goal right now is containment and fire and civilian safety.


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