Crews Battle Large Wildfire on Christmas Eve on Grandfather Mountain

    LINVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Officials in the North Carolina mountains say a “large” wildfire is underway on Christmas Eve at Grandfather Mountain.

    The fire was reported around 9:40 a.m. Friday in a remote area of Avery County off the Blue Ridge Parkway on the east side of Grandfather Mountain, according to the Linville Fire Department.

    The scene of the fire is difficult to access with vehicles. The size of the wildfire, which is in the Pisgah National Forest, was not known late Friday afternoon.

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