Part of Appalachian Trail reopens after Deer Park fire fully con - FOX Carolina 21

Part of Appalachian Trail reopens after Deer Park fire fully contained

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NORTH CAROLINA (FOX CAROLINA) -

Part of the Appalachian Trial reopened after officials said the Deer Park fire was fully contained.

The fire started on Apr. 30, moving down-slope toward Highway 209 and growing to 50 acres

According to officials, approximately 80 firefighters responded to the fire, including the U.S Forest Service and NC State aircraft, with even more resources being requested. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, the agency suspects it was due to an unattended campfire. 

As of Monday, the U.S. Forest Service of North Carolina said the fire was 100-percent contained. The Appalachian Trail from Garenflo Gap to Hot Springs was reopened.

The closure order including Van Cliff Loop Trail was lifted.

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