The US Forest Service has announced that all fires in western North Carolina are 100 percent contained except the Rock Mountain Fire which is 95 percent contained, as of Friday evening.
The Appalachian Trail from Deep Gap to the Nantahala River is now open. The Appalachian Trail remains closed from the Georgia state line to Deep Gap.
The only other remaining fire-related closure is on the Nantahala Ranger District. Whitewater Falls and the Foothills trail that connects to Whitewater Falls is closed.
Locally the Horton Fire was declared fully contained on December 2.