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Evacuation notices issued for Tellico Fire in Macon County

A still image from footage captured in Tellico, NC above the Tellico Trout Farm on Monday. (Photo credit: Ben Pope)

FRANKLIN, N.C. -- Officials have ordered evacuations for residents because of the Tellico Fire in Macon County.

The U.S. Forest Service says evacuation notice has been issued to those in immediate danger from the fire in the Queens Creek area of Nantahala. Additional evacuations include Gassaway Road and south at the junction of Gassaway and Wesser Creek Road south down Wesser Creek Road.

According to a release, those affected by the evacuation notice in the Partridge Creek and Deweese Road area of the Nantahala have been contacted. CodeRed alerts have been sent out and arrangements for shelter have been made through the Macon County Emergency Management Director, Warren Cabe.

The Forest Service said CodeRed alerts have been sent out and arrangements for shelter have been made through the Macon County Emergency Management Director, Warren Cabe.

You can register for CodeRed alerts at the "For Residents" section on the Macon County website.

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