Tuesday, 04 December 2007 21:03
Firefighters from the North Carolina Forest Service and
Blowing Rock, Boone and Stewart Simmons fire departments were able to stifle a
brushfire in Sampson within four hours yesterday.
75 percent of the blaze had
been contained within one hour. The fire started just after 2 p.m. near Flat
Mountain Road in the Sampson community and burned an estimated five acres.
North Carolina Forest Ranger Rudy Johnson cleared the scene just before 6 p.m.
A cause has yet to be determined.