Brush Fire Delays Downtown Asheville Fireworks

A brush fire alongside I-240 East that ignited during downtown Asheville’s 4th of July firework celebration. Asheville Fire Rescue arrived shortly after the blaze started and extinguished it.

Asheville brush fire on I-240

Asheville brush fire before fire rescue arrived

Before the Fire Rescue arrived

Before the Fire Rescue arrived

Asheville Fire Rescue arrive

Asheville Fire Rescue arrive

Fire Rescue extinguishing the fire

Fire Rescue extinguishing the fire

Overlooking I-240

Overlooking I-240

Kids watching the the scene

Kids watching the the scene

Spectators alongside I-240 after the blaze is put out

Spectators alongside I-240 after the blaze is put out

Asheville Fire Truck

Asheville Fire Truck

Stars and Stripes on back of fire truck

Stars and Stripes on back of fire truck

Firework show before the fire started

Firework show before the fire started

Downtown Asheville fireworks on 4th of July

Downtown Asheville fireworks on 4th of July

Enjoying the fireworks

Enjoying the fireworks

8 Responses to Brush Fire Delays Downtown Asheville Fireworks
  1. Wally Bowen

    Excellent work Derek! I would like to link this story on the MAIN home page. I assume that you would like more exposure and traffic to your website. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

    wally

  2. kristi whitehead

    Beautiful photos! You are so talented.

  3. Jerry Nelson

    Great shots!!

  4. john

    funny how you just happened by at the right time

  5. Kate Gower

    Great photos, Derek!

  6. Carl

    Just a little correction to this story. This was not the brush fire started by the city’s fireworks display. This was started by someone shooting firework out of the back of a pickup, driving down I-240. The city did have a much smaller brush fire just behind the fire station, on Eagle Street. Both fires were extinguished quickly.

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