Western NC Wildfire 90% Contained

A wildfire in the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina has burned more than 23-hundred acres.

It started April 25th by an apparent escaped camp fire.

The U-S Forest Service says the fire was about 90 percent contained this weekend, thanks in part to cooler temperatures and rain. The fire was just north of Dogback Mountain, bordered on the west by Old Highway 105 on the east by the Linville River.

Around 300 fire personnel were at the scene. There have been no reports of injuries or damage to structures.