Cold Mountain Fire Update 11/23/2019

PISGAH FOREST, NC (November 23, 2019) — The fire had minimal growth today due to rainfall throughout the area. Firefighters monitored fire activity throughout Friday night. Additional mapping shows the fire at approximately 200 acres.

Firefighters will remain on site through the weekend to monitor conditions and take necessary action to protect structures throughout nearby communities. 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.