Monthly Archives: November 2023

Burn Ban In Effect Now, Update On Downtown Fire

We just received a message from Fannin County Emergency Management saying that Larry Thomas, the Fire Chief, has declared a ban on all outdoor burning. We have had a trace of rain, but the leaves are still pretty dry – … Continue reading

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Fire At Danielle’s Cafe

There was a pretty big fire in downtown Blue Ridge yesterday afternoon, which seems to have started at Danielle’s Cafe. Speculation centers on a gas line leak/explosion. It appears that entire block of buildings was involved, including Tom Striker’s old … Continue reading

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Red Eft (Newt) Found Today In Yard

We found a small red eft in the yard today, the first we’ve ever seen here. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen one since I was a boy in Western Pennsylvania. It seems remarkable, as it’s about 49 degrees, … Continue reading

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Forest Fire Near Andrews

The Collet Ridge Fire was caused by a lightening strike. Here’s an update: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD1150620

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