Firefighters keep watch on activity at the Wine Spring Fire, 15 miles west of Franklin, one of several blazes still burning in the region.
The Bartram Trail is closed at Highway 106 due to fire.
Operations Chief Greg Brooks briefs crew leaders and fire personnel on a mission on Nov. 3.
Dry leaves cover a hillside under a smoke-filled sky in Scaly Mountain last Sunday. More than a dozen wildfires have been burning around the region over the past two weeks

WNC on fire

Crews from local emergency management organizations and the state and federal Forest Service are battling wildfires throughout Macon County, as worsening drought conditions transform the Nantahala


The Highlander

Phone: 1-828-526-4114 
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Address: PO Box 249, Highlands, NC 28741
Located: 134 N. Fifth Street, Highlands, NC 28741 
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