NEBO, N.C., July 24, 2015 – The Bald Knob Fire, burning on Forest Service land in McDowell County, grew to approximately 40 acres since Monday. Rainy weather and high humidity has slowed the fire’s progression.
The incident commander ordered an additional fire crew from out-of-state to help support the “confine and contain” strategy currently being employed. The Columbine Wildfire Module is a specialized unit experienced in managing fires for multiple objectives and will assist local firefighters in evaluating and implementing the best plan to safely and effectively manage the fire as it continues to move naturally across the terrain. No structures are threatened and no injuries have occurred in managing the incident. 17 personnel are assigned to the fire.