Today’s Topic: Wildfires in Western North Carolina

by | Nov 15, 2016


Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Commissioner Troxler spent Monday in the air looking at wildfires in the North Carolina mountains and meeting with some of the people who are fighting them.

Wildfire in the North Carolina mountains

Aerial view of wildfire in the North Carolina mountains.

He says there are tremendous partnerships between firefighters with the N.C. Forest Service, federal and local agencies who are working to contain the blazes, and many of them will still be working when Thanksgiving arrives next week.

Drought conditions in the region created prime conditions for wildfires, and forecasts predict dry weather could continue for several more months, Troxler says.


Click on the audio player below to listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about wildfires in North Carolina, and for updates about the fires, click here.

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