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A map of North Carolina showing the far southwestern part -- Cherokee, Macon and Clay counties -- are under a Code Red air quality alert. That means the air is unhealthy for all people.

Wildfires consume 2,100 acres of drought-stricken areas in NC mountains, prompting air quality alerts

BY: - November 7, 2023

A Code Red air quality alert has been issued for several southwestern counties of North Carolina because of smoke from wildfires that have burned more than 2,100 acres in the mountains. Drought-stricken Cherokee, Clay and Macon counties are under a Code Red — meaning the air is unhealthy for everyone, according to the N.C. Department […]

At nearly 600 acres, Pilot Mountain wildfire triggers air quality alert near Winston-Salem, statewide burn ban

BY: - November 30, 2021

At least 15% of one of the state’s most popular parks, Pilot Mountain, has burned in a wildfire, according to state and federal data, and the blaze is still not under control. The fire has consumed more than 570 of the park’s 3,872 acres. Smoke drifted over US 421 in Winston-Salem Monday afternoon, blown in […]