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Monday, November 21, 2016

Macon County Emergency Management Press Release on Rock Mountain Fire


Press Release

For Immediate Release

Macon County Emergency Services

November 21, 2016

Warren Cabe, Director

Extreme fire conditions will continue to push the Rock Mountain Fire into portions of southern Macon County over the next several days. The fire is now over 12,779 acres.

Smoke and flames will be visible from various portions of Macon County, especially the Otto Community, through the end of the week. Crews will be in the area evaluating structures for defensible space from the potential fire spread and traffic in the Mulberry Road area should be limited to local traffic only. Residents of the area are being advised of potential threats from the wildfire, and although NO evacuations have been ordered, they should remain aware of changing conditions and be prepared to leave the area if necessary. Fire crews will be constantly evaluating the conditions and will be dispatched to any structures that might possibly be threatened as the need arises. The most dangerous threat to the area will probably occur mid to late week.

There will be a community meeting concerning the Rock Mountain Fire tonight, Monday, November 21, at the Rabun County Courthouse, 25 Courthouse Square, Clayton, Georgia, at 6:00 PM. You can also follow the US Forest Service – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChattOconeeNF/ to stay informed of this fire’s activity.

Please stay tuned to local radio stations, CodeRed messaging and Macon County Public Health Facebook page for up-to-date information. If you are not already registered for CodeRed alerts, please visit the “For Residents” section on the Macon County Website (www.maconnc.org) or https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/692F85D5FF07.



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