Great Smoky Mountains National Park firefighters contain wildfire near Fontana Lake
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that firefighters recently contained a wildfire that started near backcountry campsite 87 on Fontana Lake’s shore.
Officials said the fire was reported at around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and impacted around five to ten acres of land.
According to officials, firefighters contained the fire and plan to monitor the area through the weekend. They added that people may see smoke as the fire smolders in leaf litter and brush.
Officials are investigating the fire, and backcountry campsite 87 has been closed. We will update this story as officials release new details.
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