Mtn. Wildfire Caused By Lightning

Parts of McDowell County are being blanketed with smoke from a wildfire burning in the Linville Gorge. The White Creek Fire covers nearly three square miles (1,750+ acres) and is 30% contained. The US Forest Service warns folks in the North Cove and Woodlawn areas of McDowell county that smoke will be an issue. Officials determined lightning was the likely the cause.


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