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Lake Lure Declares State of Emergency as Party Rock Forest Fire Spreads

Nov. 7, 2016: Below, please find a link to a press release that was issued earlier this evening regarding the Party Rock Fire along Rumbling Bald Mountain. 
You will note two major things:

  • First, residents in the areas of Quail Ridge including Huntington Road in Rumbling Bald Resort have been prepared for an evacuation over the next 24-48 hours.
  • Second, Mayor Bob Keith has declared a State of Emergency for the Town, effectively immediately.  The declaration allows for evacuations and restriction of access to the area of the emergency. It also initiates the Town's emergency action plan. 

Please stay tuned to the Town's website and its Facebook page for additional updates.


Nov. 7th, 2016 Press release on the Party Rock Forest Fire from the Town of Lake Lure:

Link to Map of the Potential Evacuation Area

Town of Lake Lure, Facebook Page

Image Gallery from Lake Lure Fire (This is being updated daily)



All of Western North Carolina remains under a burning ban.