Nov. 10 (2nd Update) Fire at Party Rock in Lake Lure

Party Rock Fire grows to 977 acres

Lake Lure - The Party Rock Fire is now 977 acres in size; it remains at 15 percent containment. The fire continues to burn actively at night due to poor recovery of relative humidity and the extremely dry fuel conditions in the path of the fire. Night time fire growth is also enhanced upslope as fuels are preheated by the approaching flame front.

Firefighters were able to finish constructing a containment line across the ridge of Shumont Mountain; the dozer line runs from Shumont Road to Bald Mountain Road. Burnout operations will occur along this line if the fire approaches Shumont Mountain.

Homeowners located to the north and west of the fire can prepare their homes to be more wildfire defensible by removing leaves and needles from rooftops and gutters, removing flammable vegetation near home, and clearing the yard of leaf litter and other flammable debris.

Community Bank Phone number for information:

Phone: 828-513-2500
Hours: 7 am - 8 pm