Wildfires cause additional evacuations

Press release:

November 9, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Additional evacuations have also been issued for the Tellico Fire in the following areas: Gassaway Road and south at the junction of Gassaway and Wesser Creek Road south down Wesser Creek Road.
FRANKLIN, The U.S. Forest Service continues to manage several fires in Macon County. Evacuation notice has been issued to those in immediate danger from the fire in the Queens Creek area of Nantahala. Those affected by the evacuation notice in the Partridge Creek and Deweese Road area of the Nantahala have been contacted. CodeRed alerts have been sent out and arrangements for shelter have been made through the Macon County Emergency Management Director, Warren Cabe. Please stay tuned to local radio stations, CodeRed messaging and Macon County public Health Facebook page for update information. If you are not already registered for CodeRed alerts please visit the For Residents section on the Macon County Website (www.maconnc.org)

About Dan Hesse
I grew up outside of Atlanta and moved to WNC in 2001 to attend Montreat College. After college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You can reach me at dhesse@mountainx.com.

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