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New wildfire forces some evacuations near Blowing Rock

Posted November 22

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— A number of homes were evacuated late Monday in the Blowing Rock area after a new wildfire was reported in Watauga County.

WCNC reported that officials began evacuating residents in the area of Sampson Road and Watson Drive around 7:15 p.m. Monday. It's unclear if any homes were damaged.

Wildfires across the western part of the state have burned thousands of acres in recent weeks.

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