A section of highway 194 was closed overnight due to a fire at the Water Wheel Campground.
The camper fire, in the 1700 block of highway 194 north at the Howard’s Creek Road intersection, was dispatched out around 3:45 am. Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputies, Meat Camp Fire, Boone Fire, Watauga Medics, Watauga County Rescue, and Blue Ridge Electric responded to the scene. Highway 194 reopened around 4:45am, Howard’s Creek Road remain closed until later in the morning, with traffic be routed onto Clint Norris Road.
Watauga County Fire Marshal Taylor Marsh tells WataugaOnline.com that the fire was contained to one older model camper and the two campers on both sides received damaged mainly from heat. Marsh adds there were no injuries and everyone got out safely. Red Cross is assisting the individuals that were displaced or received damaged from the fire
Photos: Watauga County Communications