CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. -- The North Carolina Forest Service said Tuesday the Party Rock Fire is 100 percent contained.
The Forest Service credited the much-needed rain and help of crews for the final containment.
"We are pleased to be at a point where we can release firefighters to go back to their homes and return a fully contained fire back to the home district," said Incident Commander Link Smith.
The firefighters said thank you as they departed, noting the outpouring of support for the duration of the fire has been truly remarkable.
"We would like to express our gratitude to the community for supporting the responders and entrusting us to contain the fire," Smith said.