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Party Rock fire prompts evacuations near Chimney Rock

The Party Rock fire near Lake Lure has now covered nearly 2,000 acres in Rutherford and Buncombe counties. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

LAKE LURE, N.C. -- Wildfires continue to burn across western North Carolina Friday night, prompting evacuations and road closures.

The Party Rock fire near Lake Lure has now covered nearly 2,000 acres in Rutherford and Buncombe counties.

There are no evacuations in Buncombe County, but about 100 homes have been evacuated in Rutherford.

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U.S. 64-74 has been shut down, with law enforcement officers blocking off the road.

The fire started last Saturday and keeps growing. The fire started on Party Rock and is now spreading toward the Village of Chimney Rock. That's why areas around there and Party Rock were evacuated.

News 13 ran into some ladies at Lake Lure who were on vacation but were evacuated from their cabin near Chimney Rock. They're now unsure about what to do.

"We literally just have the clothes on our back," April Tilley said. "We didn't pack anything but what we needed for the day when we left. So, everything we brought on vacation is sitting in the cabin right now."

State forestry officials said there's a possibility there could be more evacuations.

Click here for the latest information on WNC wildfires.

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