Multiple fire departments battling wildfire

Last Updated on November 29, 2021 1:26 pm

Update Monday November 29 11:57am – Watauga County Fire Marshal Shane Garland tells that the fire is 100% contained. Stewart Simmons Fire is remaining on the scene to monitor and clean up hot spots. Garland says the fire started on Elk Creek Road and the North Carolina Forest Service will determine the cause.

Fire crews from multiple departments continue to battle a wildfire as of 4:21 pm Sunday.

The fire started in the 10000 block of Elk Creek Road, according to scanner dispatches.

Watauga County Fire Marshal Shane Garland tells that the fire involves around 40 acres and that Forest Service and some crews will stay the night. Fire units will be back on the scene Monday morning to complete the operation.

The first crews from Stewart Simmons Fire and the Forest Service were dispatched out around 12:20 pm, according to dispatches at the time. Among other agencies called to the scene are Watauga Rescue, Foscoe Fire, Boone Fire, Cove Creek Fire. Deep Gap Fire, Zionville Fire, Blowing Rock Fire and agencies outside of Watauga County.

This story is developing and will update as more information becomes available.

Photo: Deep Gap Fire Department

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