Pinnacle Mtn. Fire grows to 7,300 acres, Thanksgiving dinner planned for crews

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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Wednesday night rain did not stop a wildfire that’s burned thousands of acres in the Upstate and is near the North Carolina state line.

The Pinnacle Mountain Fire has scorched 7,300 acres as of Thursday morning.

Fire officials say what began as a campfire in Pickens County is burning there, as well as Greenville County and reached a containment line at the North Carolina state line.

The N.C. Forest Service is helping crews secure the South Carolina/North Carolina state line.

Burnout operations are planned Thursday.

Firefighters will be treated to a Thanksgiving meal at the end of Thursday night’s shift.

Officials say 240 people are battling the fire.

If you want to donate to Pinnacle Mountain Fire efforts, crew need Sam’s Club gift cards, stocking caps, hand warmers, Ziploc bags, cleaning supplies and sandwich meat. Items can be delivered directly to Table Rock Wesleyan Camp 125 Bethany Cove Rd Pickens, SC 29671.

People are also invited to donate their time and volunteer. Click here to sign up.

Information on the wildfire is available at INCIWEB or the South Carolina Forestry Commission website.

A phone line is also open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 864-898-2437.

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