Forest fires three years later

(Progress photo by Lorrie Ross)   Then NC Governor Pat McCrory made a Sunday morning trip to Clay County to see the fires in person. The forestry department’s incident command personnel point out Shooting Creek firelines from a safe distance.
Three years ago, at the end of 2016, the western North Carolina mountains had finally stopped smoldering. Until then, over a period of several weeks which began in late October, about two dozen…

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