Last Updated on November 8, 2023 1:06 pm
Crews from local fire departments have been kept extremely busy with recent fires. At least 5 have occurred since Sunday morning and four of those happened on Monday alone.
On Sunday, November 5th at approximately 1 am, Shawneehaw Volunteer Fire Dept was dispatched to the 200 block of Wallace Lane for a structure fire. You can read more about that at this link.
On Monday, November 6th at approximately 3:30 am, Foscoe Fire responded to a structure fire on the 200 block of Fox Cove Road. You can read more about that at this link.
Then later on Monday, three more fires broke out. The first being in the 1600 block of Howards Creek Road around 3 p.m. inside a new development under construction, according to Andrew Harsey with the North Carolina Forest Service.
A property owner was cleaning up some brush and his fire escaped his containment area. Final size was 6 acres. He was issued a warning ticket. Responding departments were Meat Camp Fire, Boone Fire, Watauga County Fire Marshals Office, Watauga Emergency Management, and NC Forest Service.
The second call came out at 5:30 p.m., in the 3500 block of Meat Camp Road. A car fire led to the nearby woods catching on fire. The final size was 0.5 acres. Responding departments were Meat Camp Fire, Zionville Fire, Watauga County Fire Marshals Office, and NC Forest Service.
Photos: Juliana Main
The call in Beaverdam came out at 9:07 p.m., in the 1100 block of Bethel Road. The cause is undetermined at this time. The size was 0.2 acres responding departments were Beaver Dam Fire, Zionville Fire, Watauga County Fire Marshals Office, and NC Forest Service.