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Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/23/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 24, 2019) — Despite two inches of rainfall throughout the area on Saturday, the Cold Mountain fire continues to burn. 

Firefighters will remain on site to monitor conditions and take necessary action to protect structures throughout nearby communities. Drying trends are forecasted for the next several days. Lingering smoke is possible in the area.

The wildfire is burning within the Shining Rock Wilderness which remains closed to all recreational uses including use of all 53 miles of trails in the area.

Agencies involved in the response include USDA Forest Service, NC Forest Service, Haywood County Emergency Management, Cruso Fire Department, and National Park Service.