Cherry Grove, Fire, Hagg Lake

Updates from the Powerline Fire: 50% contained, helicopter suffers mechanical failure

A helicopter made an emergency landing at Hagg Lake after experiencing a mechanical failure on Wednesday, September 9. Photo: WCSO

The Powerline Fire south of Hagg Lake is roughly 50% contained, according to the Gaston Rural Fire District. 

In a series of updates posted throughout the day on their Facebook page, the district kept local residents appraised as conditions shifted throughout the day. 

Notably, the district said there was no change in evacuation orders for the region. Spot fires had jumped existing fire lines earlier Wednesday, maintaining a . . .

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