Photographer's time-lapse reveals North Carolina wildfire intensity

Photographer Cathy Anderson captured the wildfires near Lake Lure in a time-lapse YouTube video she released on Sunday.

A photographer captured stunning footage of the 5,714-acre wildfire near Lake Lure, N.C.

Photographer Cathy Anderson released a time-lapse YouTube video of the fire on Sunday.

Anderson thanked the U.S. Forest Service, firefighters and emergency agencies who have helped fight the blazes in the video’s description.

Mobile Users: Click here to view the photos of the wildfires near Lake Lure

The Party Rock Fire near Lake Lure is about 5,714 acres and 19 percent contained as of Wednesday night, according to North Carolina Forest Services.

Related: Party Rock fire grows to 5,700 acres

Filmmakers have used Lake Lure as a location for movies such as “Thunder Road,” “Dirty Dancing” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”

Party Rock Fire information can be found at INCIWEB or on the Town of Lake Lure Facebook page.

An ongoing drought in the Southeast has brought forth an outburst of wildfires throughout the region this month.

Read: Drought impacting one in three Americans this fall

More: No air quality alert expected in Tennessee for Thursday

Related: Burn ban issued for 51 Tennessee counties

USA TODAY and WCNC contributed to this story.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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