Officials: Large wildland fire 100 percent contained in Watauga County

Watauga County Fire
Watauga County Fire(Deep Gap FD)
Published: Nov. 28, 2021 at 3:51 PM EST
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WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials say a large wildland fire in Watauga County is now 100 percent contained with North Carolina Forest Service and Fire units on scene.

Firefighters were responding to yet another wildlife fire in the mountains over the weekend.

After a 180 acres fire at Pilot Mountain State Park on Saturday night, firefighters were working on putting out a wildland fire on Elk Creek Road in Triplett.

Deep Gap FD says they were assisting Stewart Simmons Volunteer FD with a Type 6 engine and personnel. Numerous other Watuaga County and Wilkes Country Fire Departments were also on scene helping.

With the fire contained, units on scene continue with mop-up operation.

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