Firefighters battling the Dobson Knob Fire in McDowell County have reached 40% containment. The wildfire, burning since Sunday, has covered 14-hundred-67 acres. Crews continue burnout operations on the south side of the fire zone, to limit the spread. Structures in the Ashford and North Cove communities are still threatened. a reportes 215 officials are on the scene. The weekend weather forecast is dry and warm, which could aid the fire's growth. Rain is in the forecast for next week.
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