Maggie Valley fire
HEYWOOD COUNTY, NC Carolina – The Heywood County Emergency Department said a brush fire is threatening homes in the Maggie Valley area.
A spokesperson for the agency said 20 acres are burning in Sheepback Mountain. Nearly nine different fire departments are responding.
Mandatory evacuation of people ordered north of Bliss Underwood Road.
Officials said no one was hurt.
Officials said the fire started around 2:30 p.m. but they don’t yet know the cause. Dry and windy conditions make it difficult to fight.
People who live in the area can expect smoke in the valley. She said emergency services do not call 911 unless your home or nearby property is directly threatened.
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