Nov. 19 Update from NC Forest Service

Pre-Evacuation Notices Issued for Areas East of Party Rock Fire

Nov. 19, 2016 -County officials and fire managers have issued a pre-evacuation notice for residents living in areas and communities east of the Party Rock Fire.

This precautionary action is being taken because of the potential for further fire growth to the northeast, east, and southeast due to predicted high winds.

Residents of Riverbend Highlands, Buffalo Creek Road, Three Creeks, Tatanka, Apple Valley, Shumont Estates, and Buffalo Shoals Road north of Moffitt Road are included in this pre-evacuation notice.

Residents that received the notice need to be prepared accordingly and be situationally aware.

 Due to the expected critical fire weather conditions, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning over the fire and the surrounding region.

 

View the Nov. 19 - Pre-Evacuation Map