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Crews Still Battling Burke County Wildfire

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    South End residents discussed the progress of a Mecklenburg County Park and crime and safety in their community.
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  • Concord Soup Kitchen in Danger of Closing

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    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:07:59 GMT
    The board of the Salvation Army in Concord will meet Thursday to talk about whether or not it will take over operation of the Soup Kitchen at the end of June. The Soup Kitchen serves the homeless during lunch hours, and it is currently run by the Cooperative Christian Ministries in a building off Patterson Avenue in Concord.
    The board of the Salvation Army in Concord will meet Thursday to talk about whether or not it will take over operation of the Soup Kitchen at the end of June. The Soup Kitchen serves the homeless during lunch hours, and it is currently run by the Cooperative Christian Ministries in a building off Patterson Avenue in Concord.

Firefighters are continuing to battle a wildfire burning in Burke County. The Table Rock fire in the Linville Gorge has already destroyed more than 2,200 acres. Crews say they are still concerned about the southern section of the fire. They are monitoring the progression of the fire and are in place in case it moves further south.

Firefighters say the fire is now about 40% contained. Right now nearly 200 crews are on the scene.

Fire investigators are looking for any information or observations that may help determine the cause of the fire. A reward may be offered for substantial information. You should contact Law Enforcement Officer Jason Crisp at 828-442-2470 or the Grandfather Ranger District at 828-652-2144 if you have any information.

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