Pilot Mountain Reopens Following Uncontrolled Burn

10:05 AM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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Pilot Mountain  --  Pilot Mountain State Park reopened today (November 21, 2012) following an uncontrolled fire that began Nov. 8, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation.

However, the primary overlook at Little Pinnacle, the climbing area and some trails remain off-limits to visitors as mop-up efforts continue.

Park staff and the N.C. Forest Service will continue to monitor a 675-acre area affected by the fire as well as containment lines.

Some damaged trees near the mountain's summit are being removed. 

The Grassy Ridge Trail, Corridor Trail and River Section are open. The blaze began as a prescribed fire that escaped lines when embers blew from a dead tree into steep terrain.

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