U.S. Forest Service: Table Rock Wildfire in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area is 100 Percent Contained

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:37 am
table rock

Damage from the Table Rock Fire from above. Photo courtesy U.S. Forest Service

Dec. 4, 2013. U.S. Forest Service fire managers say the Table Rock wildfire in the Linville Gorge is 100 percent contained. Recent precipitation helped suppress the wildfire.

The person of interest being sought by the U.S. Forest Service.

The person of interest being sought by the U.S. Forest Service.

The gorge and its trails are open to the public. Visitors should use caution when in the gorge as there may be hazard trees or other conditions that pose safety risks. 

Forest Service personnel will soon begin any rehabilitation efforts needed in the area.

Law enforcement officials continue to seek a person of interest who may have information related to the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The wildfire, which started on Nov. 12, burned 2,579 acres. The gorge is part of the Grandfather Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest.

For more background and to see a picture of the person of interest and photos of the fire, click here and here

Privacy Policy | Rights & Permissions | Discussion Guidelines

Website Management by Outer Banks Media