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A large brush fire continues to burn in Henderson County, North Carolina. See below for the latest updates as we learn more: 9 p.m. update: “Due to hazardous fire conditions, an outdoor burning ban is in effect in Henderson County effective on November 4 at 9 p.m. Under Henderson County Code Section 78-16.1 all outdoor burning is prohibited in areas within 100 feet of a structure. Henderson County’s burning ban will remain in effect in force until conditions improve and the ban is rescinded.” 8 p.m. update: Photo taken from Justus Orchard Saturday evening. The video above was taken from Sky 4 on Saturday afternoon. Updated at 6:30 p.m.: “As of 5 p.m. on November 4, the Poplar Drive Fire burning in the community of Edneyville in Henderson County is estimated at 175 acres and 5% contained.” Firefighting personnel establish containment lines, conduct strategic fire operations, and provide structure protection. Personnel from the NC Forest Service, US Forest Service, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Edneyville Fire Department, Henderson County Emergency Management and Buncombe, Henderson, Polk and Transylvania County fire departments are responding to the incident. “Aviation resources include a single engine air tanker , a reconnaissance aircraft and two helicopters from the NC Forest Service and an additional helicopter from the US Forest Service. “One home suffered minimal damage, one outbuilding was lost, and 36 structures are currently at risk. No official evacuations have been ordered at this time. However, several homes have been voluntarily evacuated, urging the public to postpone any outdoor burning . Creek Road area. At this time, the fire is estimated at 200 acres, with less than 10% containment. At this time, no homes have been destroyed and no injuries have been reported. Two structures sustained minimal damage. Crews continue to construct fire lines and protect exposed structures. The Edneyville Fire Department is supported by fire departments from Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Polk counties . Property owners in affected areas can come to Fruitland Baptist Church at 6 p.m. for a briefing from officials. “The public is encouraged to avoid the areas of Kyles Creek Road, East Poplar Drive, Green Mountain Road, Rhodes Road and all neighborhoods that connect to these roads to allow fire crews to operate safely. Update: 30 p.m.: Smoke from the fire in Henderson County is also visible in parts of the upstate. Many walk outside and smell and see smoke. Sky 4 is now heading towards this area. 12 p.m. update from McDowell County officials: A dry air mass will remain in place over the area today. Weather conditions are favorable for rapid spread of wildfires in the mountains of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Dry vegetation, leaf litter, warm temperatures and critical relative humidity levels of 15 to 25 percent are expected this afternoon. Any fire that develops could spread quickly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Please refer to local burning permit authorities to determine if you can burn. If burning, use extreme caution as fires can quickly get out of control in these conditions. Updated 10 a.m.: According to the Edneyville Fire and Rescue Facebook page, fire conditions caused by Friday’s wildfire changed early Saturday morning. Structures in the Cairn Court and Morril Drive area are at risk. Emergency responders are asking you to stay away from these areas. For more news, weather and entertainment, download the WYFF News 4 app: Apple | Google Play Edneyville and Fletcher first responders are on scene. The city of Tryon sent a message Saturday morning to its residents, saying: “Due to extremely low humidity, extremely dry conditions and lack of potential precipitation, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ANY and ALL outdoor fires at this time at the request of the Tryon Fire Department. “Also, for your information, Henderson Co is currently dealing with a very large brush/forest fire that has already consumed a residential structure. They requested assistance from a multitude of regional departments. Heavy smoke from this fire will drift over the mountain today, making the smoke visible and settling into our area. »

A large brush fire continues to burn in Henderson County, North Carolina.

See below for the latest updates as we learn more:

Updated at 9 p.m.:

“Due to hazardous fire conditions, an outdoor burning ban is in effect in Henderson County effective November 4 at 9 p.m. Under Henderson County Code Section 78-16.1, all outdoor burning is prohibited in areas within 100 feet of a structure.

The burning ban in Henderson County will remain in effect until conditions improve and the ban is rescinded.

Updated at 8 p.m.:

Photo taken from Justus Orchard on Saturday evening.

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Henderson County Bush Fire from Justus Orchard: Saturday evening

The video above was taken from Sky 4 on Saturday afternoon.

6:30 p.m. update:

“As of 5 p.m. on November 4, the Poplar Drive Fire burning in the community of Edneyville in Henderson County was estimated at 175 acres and was 5% contained.

“Firefighting personnel establish containment lines, conduct strategic fire operations, and provide structure protection. Personnel from the NC Forest Service, US Forest Service, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Edneyville Fire Department, Henderson County Emergency Management, and Buncombe, Henderson, Polk and Transylvania County Fire Departments are responding to the incident.

“Aviation assets include a single-engine air tanker, reconnaissance aircraft and two helicopters from the NC Forest Service and an additional helicopter from the US Forest Service.

“One home sustained minimal damage, one outbuilding was lost, and 36 structures are currently at risk. No official evacuations have been ordered at this time. However, several homes have been voluntarily evacuated.

“The cause of the fire is unknown and is currently under investigation. There are no injuries.

“With dry conditions and low relative humidity expected to persist over the next few days, the North Carolina Forest Service strongly urges the public to postpone any outdoor burning.”

2:55 p.m. update:

From Henderson County officials:

“Local fire units and partners with the North Carolina Forest Service continue to work to control the brush fire in the area of ​​East Poplar Road and Kyles Creek Road. At this time, the fire is estimated to 200 acres, with less than 10% containment. At this time, no residences have been destroyed, no injuries have been reported. Two structures have minimal damage. Crews continue to construct fire lines fire and protect exposed structures. The Edneyville Fire Department is supported by the Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, and Polk fire departments. Property owners in affected areas can go to Fruitland Baptist Church . at 18 hours for an officials briefing.

“The public is encouraged to avoid the areas of Kyles Creek Road, East Poplar Drive, Green Mountain Road, Rhodes Road and all neighborhoods that connect to these roads in order to allow fire crews to operate safely.”

2:45 p.m. update:

Latest Sky 4 video of the smoke from the fire.

1:45 p.m. update:

New images from Sky 4:

Henderson County North Carolina Fire

Henderson County North Carolina Fire

Updated at 1 p.m.:

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Updated at 12:30 p.m.:

Smoke from the fire in Henderson County is also visible in parts of the northern part of the state.

Many walk outside and smell and see smoke.

Sky 4 is now heading towards this area.

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12 p.m. update from McDowell County officials:

A dry air mass will remain in place over the region today. Weather conditions are favorable for rapid spread of wildfires in the mountains of North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. Dry vegetation, leaf litter, warm temperatures and critical relative humidity levels of 15 to 25 percent are expected this afternoon.

Any fire that develops can spread quickly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Please refer to local burning permit authorities to determine if you can burn. If burning, use extreme caution as fires can quickly get out of control in these conditions.

Updated at 10 a.m.:

According to the Edneyville Fire and Rescue Facebook page, fire conditions caused by Friday’s wildfire changed early Saturday morning. Structures in the Cairn Court and Morril Drive area are at risk. Emergency responders are asking you to stay away from these areas.

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First responders from Edneyville and Fletcher are on scene.

The town of Tryon sent a message to its residents Saturday morning, saying:

“Due to extremely low humidity, extremely dry conditions, and lack of potential precipitation, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ANY outdoor burning at this time, at the request of the Tryon Fire Department.

“Also, for your information, Henderson Co is currently battling a very large bush and forest fire which has already consumed a residential structure. They have requested mutual aid from a multitude of regional departments. Heavy smoke from this fire will drift over the mountain today, causing smoke to be visible and settling into our area.

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