Brown Mountain OHV Area closed due to wildfire
by Staff Reports
The Area is closed to provide for visitor and firefighter safety and will remain closed until the fire's conditions allow for the area to re-open.
The Brown Mountain wildfire is around 15 acres in size and was caused by a lightning strike from the severe storms that swept through Caldwell County yesterday morning.
Fire officials are currently monitoring the fire, and about seven District Employees and a helicopter are assigned to handle the fire.
The NC Forest Service and Collettsville Volunteer Fire Department assisted in reporting and locating the fire.