Wednesday, 05 December 2007 04:38
Investigators have listed the cause of a Tuesday woods fire
The fire, which was reported just after 2 p.m., attracted Stewart
Simmons, Blowing Rock and Boone fire departments as well as the North Carolina
Forest Service. 8 fire trucks, 25 firefighters and one aerial observation plane
were at the scene. .
Sampson Road contained the fire on one side, and a logging road helped
make the scene accessible. The blaze consumed
approximately 3 acres before it was completely contained just before 6 p.m.
A reward is being offered to anyone with information
leading to an arrest. Watauga County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the
case. Anyone with information on the arson is asked to call the Office at