Forest fires rage in North Carolina Mountains

Thousands of acres rage in North Carolina mountains as messages go out for help. What we found were fires burning right above the fire station and homes…

Inside the fire station turned into a depot for donated goods piled high as volunteers scurried about during the darkness of the hours.

Fire Station with donated goods for firefighters
Fire Station with donated goods for firefighters

Outside  a map showed where the fires were, where firelines were being drawn and where the next evacuation was planned.

Map showing fire activity
Map showing fire activity

“Call to Action Asheville! Water protectors,

I wanted to give you all an update on the current fire situation in our local area. The fire has reached a point that if not contained will continue to burn until spring. The fire is currently on shumont mtn. The fire dept told me personally that if the break on shumont does not hold everything from rumbling bald over passed Hwy 9 will be on fire. It is burning 3,500 acres with only 15% containment. There are currently over 1,000 people evacuated in the area. They are staying in local churches and are in need of our help..

FIREFIGHTER NEEDS UPDATE: New Wool Boot Socks AND Laundry Detergent (Free and clear kind)
I just spoke with one of the local fire departments and there is a great need for new boot socks for the firefighters. They are going through several pairs a day, trying to prevent blisters. They requested socks that are NOT cotton. They need a polyester blend or wool, something that will wick moisture away.
*Update: Free and Clear Laundry DetergentAn evacuee shelter has been established at Bat Cave Baptist Church located at 5095 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC; the shelter phone number is 828-625-9061. This shelter is also open to Buncombe County evacuees responding to a voluntary evacuation issued earlier this morning.
They need volunteers to help cook food and other things..Party Rock Fire information can be found on INCIWEB (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/) or on the Town of Lake Lure website (http://www.townoflakelure.com/).There is a great need for people to help with the fire preparation in and around homes.
If you can help please check in with the bat cave fire depts, churches, and other places in the area. These are the elderly families and need our help..
Please share this info as its critical.http://wlos.com/…/party-rock-fire-grows-to-2883-acres-conta…Mni Wiconi —Water is life!!!Phéta wicozani—- Fire brings Balance!!”Retep

LAKE LURE, N.C. — The Party Rock Fire is now 2,883 acres in size, and containment remains at 15 percent. RELATED LINK | Voluntary evacuations in…
WLOS.COM|BY JENNIFER SAYLOR

This message was sent to bobgry@aol.com from:

Michael Jefry Stevens | mjsjazz@mac.com | Michael J Stevens | P.O. Box 164 | Black Mountain, NC 28711

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