Estatoe: Brush Fire on Old US19E

Report of a brush fire located in the 200 block of Old US19E in the Spruce Pine fire district. First responder and state forest service response requested.

Reported by the caller that the fire appeared to be located across from Penland Road in the vicinity of the old BP Station and that it appeared that the woods may be on fire.

Update: Law enforcement advised they traveled into Yancey County to Arbuckle Road and could not locate the fire and saw smoke visible around 100 yards from Arbuckle Road, between Charter Way and the county line, and was unsure if the smoke was from an outdoor fire or a wood stove.

Update: First responders were unable to locate a fire, either.

Update: Law enforcement advised they spoke with the caller and they advised they could see flames from her front porch in the vicinity of Charlie Woody Mountain around the cellphone towers.

Update: Law enforcement and first responders believe what the caller saw was lights reflecting in the fog on top of the mountain.

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