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Unattended Camp Fire sparks Woods Fire in Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area

Unattended Camp Fire sparks Woods Fire in Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area

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(Photo by Jared Byrd / Randolph County Emergency Services) ASHEBORO N.C. - Officials are saying an unattended campfire is to blame for starting a woods fire that consumed around 1.5 acres in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area this afternoon. At around 2 pm, firefighters from Ulah Fire Department along with Rangers from the NC Forestry Service were dispatched to the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness Area for a report of a woods fire. According to a post on Facebook by the Ulah Fire Department the fire was located approximately 1.5 miles into the Birkhead Wilderness trails. Personnel had the fire contained within an hour of reaching its point of origin and were able to clear the scene at around 4:30 pm. No injuries were reported.
Fire Investigators Taking A Look at Fire That Destroyed 15 Cars and Several Buildings on Idlewild Dr Ext

Fire Investigators Taking A Look at Fire That Destroyed 15 Cars and Several Buildings on Idlewild Dr Ext

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire investigators are taking a look at yesterday's fire on Idelwild Dr Ext in Randleman that destroyed several buildings and over a dozen cars. On March 14th 2022, just after 6:30 pm, fire crews were dispatched to Idlewild Dr Ext for a reported fire at a junk-yard. Fire Marshal Michael Smith with the Randleman Fire Department says around 15 vehicles, two small outbuildings, one large garage, and a mobile home were all involved. Crews from Randleman, Asheboro, Sophia, Westside, and Climax Fire Departments all responded and were able to get the fire under control in around an hour and a half, but remained on scene for overhaul and clean-up for over 5 hours. Firefighters with the Randleman Fire Department returned to the scene this morning to put out hotspots. ...
Burn Ban Lifted For 67 Counties (Including Randolph) At Noon Today

Burn Ban Lifted For 67 Counties (Including Randolph) At Noon Today

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ASHEBORO N.C. — Effective today at noon the NC Forestry Service and the Randolph County, NC – Effective at 12 p.m. Monday, December 13, the N.C. Forest Service and the Randolph County Fire Marshal have lifted the ban on all open burning for Randolph County. As of 12 p.m., burn permits are available in Randolph County. You can obtain a burn permit from any authorized permitting agent or online at www.ncforestservice.gov/burnpermit. All burn permits previously issued in Randolph County prior to the ban were cancelled. A new, valid permit must be obtained prior to burning.Email from Randolph County Fire Marshal Office Citizens with questions regarding open burning can contact the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office at 336-318-6914 or the NC Forest Service in Randolph County at 3...