Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 19:17
While rain still had not hit the
800-acre fire at Shortoff, the 67-acre fire near Cold Mountain is 100 percent
Dobson Knob’s 599-acre blaze is not far off with its 95 percent
containment. According to Public Information Officer Bill Sweet, the steep
conditions and dry weather are making a mess of things on Shortoff.
Firefighters have a plan, he says.
Back-burning efforts are expected to begin today.
Firefighters will burn debris so the fire has nowhere
to spread, he says. Trails are still closed in the Linville Gorge Wilderness
until further notice.