News has been slow in coming, but there is a pretty big fire burning in the Cohutta Wilderness, not too far from Lake Conasauga and another smaller one near Brasstown Bald.
Here’s a link to an article from October 29, explaining the tactics the Forest Service is using to fight the fire.
And here’s an article from two days ago from the Rome paper, where the Forest Service chief says that it’s not entirely accurate to say that they’re letting it burn. Also note the trail closings.
And here’s the latest news I could find at 7:00 AM this morning. It’s a link to 11 Alive News. Somewhat chillingly, it says that the Forest Service thinks the Jones Community is “safe for now.” That’s a long way from where the fire started.
It has been extremely dry, and there is no rain in the forecast as far out as you look. Please don’t burn!