Nov. 12 Update 2 Fire at Party Rock

Party Rock Fire - Evacuation Notice for Henderson Co Residents Near Fire

Incident: Party Rock Fire Wildfire
Released: 3 hrs. ago

For Immediate Release 11/12/2016; 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Fire Information Center, 828-513-2500 or

Party Rock Fire – Evacuation for Henderson County Residents Near Fire

Due to the fire’s potential growth to the west-northwest, Henderson County is issuing an immediate mandatory evacuation for the communities located along Highway 64/74-A from Henderson County Line to Highway 9, Highway 9 to Shumont Road and all Henderson County homes located on Shumont Road. An evacuee shelter has been established at Bat Cave Baptist Church located at 5095 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, NC; the shelter phone number is 828-625-9061. This shelter is also open to Buncombe County evacuees responding to a voluntary evacuation issued earlier this morning.

Party Rock Fire information can be found on INCIWEB ( or on the Town of Lake Lure website ().



N.C. Forest Service
1616 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699


Bill Swartley
Phone: 828-513-2500
Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm