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Deer Park Fire Update (Madison County)

MARS Hill, NC (May 3, 2018)…The Deer Park Fire, near Hot Springs, has grown to 50 acres and is currently 30% contained. The 7.2-mile portion of the Appalachian Trail from Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs and the Van Cliff Loop Trail, TR #313 remain closed. The closure order for the vicinity of the fire remains in effect.

Firefighters continue to evaluate the need for a burnout operation based on current and predicted weather conditions. They continue to construct lines around the perimeter of the fire.

Remember to always practice fire safety and ensure fires are fully extinguished before leaving them unattended.