MARION, NC (FOX Carolina)-McDowell County Emergency Services says that North Carolina Forest Service officials have fully contained the wildfire on Huntsville Mountain near Marion that started Tuesday afternoon.
Officials say as of 2 p.m., firefighting crews have fully contained the Huntsville Mountain Fire that has burned roughly 436 acres. They say crews continued mopping up the fire today and have it well within containment lines.
McDowell County Emergency Services said crews worked through Tuesday evening to control the flames and continued to work on Thursday.
Emergency Management says that the fire started from hunting activities.
According to officials, no structures are in immediate danger right now, and no one has been injured by the fire.
McDowell County Fire Marshal, Andrew Pressley said the statewide burn ban issued on Monday will stay in place until dry conditions no longer pose a serious fire threat.
They say until the area receives soaking rain, crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire to ensure there is no heat and it remains cold.
On Wednesday, officials said that crews on scene continue to work in treacherous terrain to place containment lines around the fire. They also say local fire departments are providing crews to assist with the forest service operations.
Emergency Management says that hunting is not allowed in any state park, recreation area or natural area in North Carolina.
For more information on North Carolina's hunting rules, click here.
Anyone with information on the fire is encouraged to call McDowell County CrimeStoppers at 1-828-65CRIME (1-828-652-7463).