Nov. 18 Update from the Town of Lake Lure

Code Red Alert from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department:

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the area Saturday and Sunday. Increased fire activity is a concern due to lack of rain, dry fuels, and gusty winds.
Pre-evacuation notices have been sent to Riverbend Highlands, Buffalo Creek Road, Three Creeks, Tatanka, Apple Valley, Shumont Estates, and Buffalo Shoals Road north of Moffit Road.
Areas to the Northeast, East, and Southeast of the Party Rock Wildfire are reminded to have a plan in place in case of an evacuation order. If you are asked to evacuate by fire or law enforcement officials, do so immediately.
For more information please contact the Party Rock Wildfire Information Center at 828-513-2500 or 336-455-9641.