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Pogue Mountain fire burns 350 acres; crews continue to battle flames

Forest service officials said the fire was 70% contained as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to the North Carolina Forest Service, the fire has threatened about 10 structures, but none have been damaged.
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 8:22 AM EST
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MARION, N.C. (WBTV) - Fires continue to burn Friday morning on Pogue Mountain.

Those flames have burned at roughly 350 acres in McDowell County since the fire started on Tuesday, officials said.

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According to the North Carolina Forest Service, the fire has threatened about 10 structures, but none have been damaged.

Forest service officials said the fire was 70% contained as of 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

What does ‘contain’ mean when talking about wildfires?

There are also no injuries and no evacuations yet.

The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

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