Firefighters working to put out fire on Pilot Mountain; over 200 acres burned so far

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PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WGHP) — Firefighters are working to put out a fire on Pilot Mountain, which has burned more than 200 acres so far, according to the North Carolina Forest Service.

The NC State Parks and Recreation Department says Pilot Mountain State Park is expected to be closed all week.

The call reporting the fire came in around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. It started at the Grindstone Trail before moving all the way around the mountain and back down to the base.

Firefighters have taken a defensive approach due to the location and the weather.

Fire officials say no one is in danger. No injuries have been reported as of this writing.

Crews are expected to be on scene and rotating in and out for the next 24 to 48 hours. More than 30 firefighters kept working on Sunday, Nov. 28 to put the fire out.

More resources are coming in on Monday, Nov. 29.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Richard Hill)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Madison Robinette)
  • Fire on Pilot Mountain (credit: Madison Robinette)

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