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Whitwell Fire Update

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 10:42 am

As of November 22, the Marion-Whitwell Mountain fire has successfully been 100% contained and no more personnel are on site.

The fire has been extinguished and a tragic 214.72 acres were affected by the burn. The land from a distance barely looks as if it has been through the horrific fire, standing as a testament to the resilience of the mountain. Burn bans are a serious matter and all citizens are encouraged to review their local Emergency Management Agency’s website and ordinances regarding such matters. For Marion County people can visit for more details, keep up to date on weather and preparedness information, and sign up for emergency alerts.

The Marion Tribune – November 30, 2023