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Table Rock (NC) Fire 40 Percent Contained

The U.S. Forest Service says that firefighters have made some progress in suppressing the Table Rock wildfire in the Linville Gorge, reports the Watauga Democrat. "A change in weather conditions today should bring some much-needed rain to the area," a USFS statement said. "However, the rain is expected to be sparse across the Linville Gorge and will not be enough to fully suppress the fire. Total size of the fire grew to 1,800 acres yesterday, with a 40 percent containment estimate as a result of extensive burnout operations." Wildfire suppression efforts on Friday were to focus on additional burnouts along the southern flank of the fire, with crews building containm...

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