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Reentry announced for Henderson Co., Buncombe Co. evacuees

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Party Rock fire (Source: Town of Lake Lure) Party Rock fire (Source: Town of Lake Lure)
LAKE LURE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The North Carolina Forest Service issued an announcement Friday afternoon announced re-entry for evacuees in Henderson County.

In the previous week officials urged Henderson County residents near the Party Rock fire in Lake Lure to evacuate to safer areas. Officials said that due to the Party Rock fire's potential spread to the west and northwest, an immediate and mandatory evacuation for several communities was in effect.

At noon on Saturday, officials determined residents could return home.

Below are the impacted areas:

  • Re-entry for evacuated communities in Henderson County, Bat Cave and along Highway 9, will occur Saturday (November 19th) at noon. Windshield passes are required to enter these areas. Only affected residents and businesses can obtain a re-entry permit. Permits can be obtained directly from the Bat Cave Fire Department. The evacuation area affected by this notice will remain closed to visitors and through-traffic on Highway 74-A/64 until further notice.
  • All evacuated Buncombe County residents will be allowed back into their homes effective noon on Saturday. No re-entry permit will be required.
  • The evacuation center has relocated from the Grace Lutheran Church to the 7th Day Adventist Church at 2301 Asheville Highway, Henderson, N.C. 28739. 

MORE: Some Lake Lure residents allowed to return as wildfires continue to grow

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