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The U.S. Forest Service is working with North Carolina Forest Service personnel to suppress a 100-acre fire on part of the Cheoah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest. The fire is 100 percent contained, but not extinguished.
The fire, which started around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, is located along Upper Mountain Creek, about six-to-eight miles outside of Robbinsville. About 30 firefighters responded yesterday. Twenty firefighters are battling the blaze today.
Most of the fire (about 80-90 percent) is on private land. The rest is on national forest land.
No injuries were reported, and no structures were damaged. Debris burning appears to have caused the fire.