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On Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service announced it was fighting a 15-acre fire in Linville Gorge, one of the state’s largest wilderness areas. Wednesday night, officials said more than 40 firefighters are battling the now 100-acre fire, which is under investigation. More are expected to arrive today.

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Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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