The fire burned more than 7,000 acres and caused more than $7 million in firefighting costs.
Holly Springs firefighters were honored Tuesday night for their efforts to battle the Party Rock wildfire at Lake Lure in November.
The chamber voted unanimously late Tuesday to spend $201 million on a disaster relief package.
The Party Rock wildfire is now 85 percent contained, according to fire officials.
Authorities say 2,500 firefighters and other personnel have achieved high containment of some of the biggest wildfires in western North Caro…
For many, being away from home for Thanksgiving is a bit weird.
The wildfires are a byproduct of a lingering drought in the western part of the state.
The blaze, called the Horton Fire, was first reported around 7:30 p.m. Monday near the Watauga-Caldwell county line.
The latest of the growing western North Carolina wildfires now includes Blowing Rock in Watauga County.
Now, McDowell County officials say that an 800-acre wildfire broke out late Saturday night.