Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Sunday, 01 July 2007 18:11
As of yesterday, the fires in the Linville Gorge Wilderness are 95 percent
Totaling over 5,400 acres, the three fires initially started from
lightning strikes on June 8. Both the Dobson Knob fire and the Cold Mountain
fire have been contained. Firefighters are working to contain the 4,517 acre
fire at Shortoff- and believe they are almost there.
Although contained, the Dobson Knob fire is being watched closely today
because of the amount of unburned fuel within the fire perimeter.
Firefighters plan to spend today mopping up hot spots and maintaining the
containment lines. While the Table Rock picnic area and surrounding trails
remain closed, the western side of the gorge off Forest Road 105, including
Wiseman’s View, is open. Spence Ridge Trail on the eastern side of the Linville
River to Shortoff Mountain, between the river and Forest Road 118 is still
The U.S. Forest Service wishes to remind the public
that fireworks are not allowed on the Pisgah National Forest.