Community Owned. Local News. Burke County, NC.

Drought worsens; fire danger rises

Some appreciable rain may fall next week

By MARTY QUEEN

Senior Reporter

Posted 11/25/23

Burke County got a tiny amount of rain on Nov. 10, but it was nowhere near enough to lessen the chances of woods fires and didn’t make a dent in Western North Carolina’s severe drought. That means the chances for a catastrophic forest fire remain high …

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