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Greer firefighters assisting in Pinnacle Mountain Fire

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, November 24, 2016

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Greer firefighters assisting in Pinnacle Mountain Fire
Greer firefighters are helping to battle the Pinnacle Mountain Fire that is threatening more than 800 structures in South Caroina and North Carolina.

The fire jumped into Pickens and Greenville counties last week and today there are 625 threatened structures in South Carolina – 523 in Greenville County and 112 in Pickens County. Officials also reported there are 171 structures threatened in Transylvania County, N.C.

Greer Fire Chief Dorian Flowers said assistance was asked when the fires crossed into Greenville County. “We have firefighters assisting the crews in Greenville County and we’re glad to be able to help,” Flowers said.

Flowers did not identify the firefighters from Greer who are assisting the fire and rescue groups.

Last week Flowers said Greer had not been asked to assist crews while the fires were burning in North Carolina.

The information released by the Joint Information Center of the U.S. Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service reported more than 400 people are directly affected by the fire.

No evacuations have been ordered as of Thursday afternoon.

Fire officials said the fire remains about 40 percent contained Thursday morning, covering 7,282 acres.

Officials said the fire edged closer to the North Carolina state line on Wednesday.

Table Rock State Park and its trail system remain closed.

 

 

 

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