Wildfire from interstate crash spreads rapidly over mountains

Posted on AllSides November 19th, 2023
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More than 190 North Carolina firefighters are battling to contain the Black Bear Fire that has spread to nearly 1,800 acres across mountain forests after being sparked by a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 40. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS)—National Forests in North Carolina confirmed in a Saturday evening update that the fire had burned through at least 1,790 acres and was zero percent contained. Obtaining an accurate estimate of how far the fire has spread proved challenging as the situation on the ground changed "very rapidly" after the tractor-trailer crash...

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