The fire near Lake Lure, NC continues to burn and has resulted in evacuation orders being issued for some areas near the Lake. The mandatory evacuations are on the north side of the lake, in the Bat Cave, Rumbling Bald Resort and Chimney Rock sections. Voluntary Evacuations are also in place for the Shumont area. Thanks to Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) for this image.
Smoke from more than a dozen western North Carolina wildfires is being carried across the Piedmont as an gusty cold front approaches.
Some of the fires, burning as far west as the state borders with Tennessee and Georgia, have been burning for days. A prolonged period of dry weather across the state has made conditions ripe for fires.
Almost everyone living in North Carolina north and west of Charl...