PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WGHP/WNCN) — Firefighters were working Saturday night and early Sunday to put out a large fire on Pilot Mountain.
The call reporting the fire in Pilot Mountain State Park came in around 6 p.m., and there is no word yet on the estimated size of the fire.
The wildfire is in the area of the Three Bear Gully Trail in the state park in Surry County.
Officials said that about 50 people from eight fire departments were involved in battling the fire Saturday night.
Firefighters were taking a defensive approach due to the location and the weather.
Late Saturday night, all county volunteer firefighters were taken off the fire, according to Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department.
The North Carolina Forestry Service and Pilot Mountain State Park staff were working the fire early Sunday.
Officials said no one is in danger, and no injuries have been reported.
Campers in the area have been evacuated, according to Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department.
High winds were causing problems fighting the blaze.
Crews are expected to be on scene rotating in and out for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Volunteers who fought the fire Saturday night included crews from Pinnacle Volunteer Fire Department, South Surry Volunteer Fire Department, Double Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Westfield Volunteer Fire Department, Bannertown Volunteer Fire Department, Shoals Volunteer Fire Department and Fall Creek Volunteer Fire Department.