The lightning-sparked Skinner Fire burning five miles southwest of Tusayan has grown to 280 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.
The fire began July 26 and has been pushing west and growing 20 to 25 acres per day.
Fire managers are performing managed ignitions along select road portions to support firefighter safety.
Crews have also worked to protect a fence and trick tank located within the fire planning area.
A smoke column may still be visible along Highway 64 near Tusayan.
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According to dispatchers, the police chase occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Lincoln Flay Road near Hold Road.
A woman’s video showing her groovin’ down with workers and fliers after getting stuck overnight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has gone viral.
According to MEDIC, the wreck occurred just before 8 a.m. in the 3600 block of Brookshire Boulevard.
Troopers with Highway Patrol said a driver was traveling west on NC 150, crossed the center line and hit a pole at the intersection of Highway 150 and Perth Road in Mooresville.
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