At 6" we start tonight on mt.
Pisgah...where a hundred firefighters are battling a large grass fire that sent visitors running for their lives.
I'm matt templeman.
I'm renee mccullough.
We've now learned some of those firefighters have come from as far away as douglas county.
Kezi 9 news reporter evita garza gives us a look at the flames in tonight's top story.
Officials say at least 50 acres were scorched since the flames broke out earlier today.
They say officials are taking an agressive attack to control the flames....and have even bought in air tankers from douglas county.
One neighbor who lives on the other side of the mountain says it's not surprising the mountain went up in flames...since the area is already dry.
"there hasn't been anything that burned up on the hill...there's a lot of under brush up there that's potentially tender and dry right now and if you hit with anything it's gonna go off."
Park officials say the park will be closed though the weekend.
They also say the cause of the fire is still unknown.
Reporting in lane county, evita garza kezi 9 news.