Update: Linville Gorge fire continues, dry weather could challenge containment-attachment0

Update: Linville Gorge fire continues, dry weather could challenge containmen­t

Yesterday’s rain helped reduce the size of the raging fire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area from 2,700 acres to about 2,275 acres, but the blaze continues to blanket a popular site for hiking, climbing and camping. Officials are now worried that an upcoming week of warm, dry weather could challenge containment efforts.