Crews battle new western NC wildfires; make progress on Party Rock Fire

As air quality improved over the weekend in the Piedmont Triad, crews continue to work around the clock to contain more than a dozen wildfires across western North Carolina.

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As of 6:30 a.m. Monday, the Party Rock Fire has burned through 7,171 acres and is 45% contained, the Maple Springs Fire has burned 7,788 acres and is 69% contained, the Boteler Fire 9,039 and the Tellico Fire 13,874. The Boteler fire is 77% contained while the Tellico Fire is 91%.

Although crews are making progress, two additional wildfires broke out late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in McDowell County and Ashe County, according to WLOS. One fire is 100% contained while crews are still battling the other.

Firefighters and rescue crews from all over the state, including the Piedmont Triad, have traveled to western North Carolina to aid in relief efforts.

For a complete list of updates on each fire, click here.