Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Monday, 02 July 2007 16:43
162 people are currently in the gorge- battling fires
that started from lightning strikes on June 8.
That includes 4 hand crews, 2
helicopters, 4 engines, 1 dozer and 2 water tenders. Air support from the North
Carolina Division of Forest Resources is on standby- but the fires are still 95
percent contained. Firefighters are still watching the contained Dobson Knob
fire. The large amount of unburned fuel within the fire perimeter may still
pose a threat. Crews are continuing to patrol and evaluate the situation to
determine if additional action is necessary.