Brush fire breaks out on Chocolate Drop

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A major woods fire broke out yesterday, Wednesday, Nov. 2 off Hwy. 74 between the Tryon and Columbus exits between mile markers 161 and 162. Area fire and police departments responded to fight the fire and control traffic. The fire occurred just before 3 p.m. and began to travel up Chocolate Drop Mountain quickly. The cause or any other information was unavailable as of press time yesterday. (photo by Leah Justice)

Smoke friom brush fire.

First responders on the scene.

All available personnel were called in as the fire crept up Chocolate Drop mountain.

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