By Jesse Wood
Nov. 10, 2012. Watauga County Communications, apart of Emergency Medical and Fire dispatch, recently issued an alert to not burn today on its Facebook page.
At 1:45 p.m., Gae McNeill Kapral posted to Watauga County Road Conditions Facebook page, which has provided live updates of the fires, and wrote, ” I’m on Sampson, very smokey here. Looks like it is on other side of CoffeyTown.”
Another person posted that the occasional bit of ash has drifted near Samaritan’s Purse, and others have posted concerns with the amount of smoke prevalent in the Deerfield/Bamboo area.
At 1:40 p.m. Kenneth Reece of Watauga County Road Conditions wrote, “Firefighters continue to battle the fire in Sampson/Penley Road areas. Getting a report that appears it’s going to take a while to get it contained”
Check out Watauga County Road Conditions for more photos and live text sent in by readers.