COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the past month and a half the Texas A&M Forest Service has sent 71 firefighters to help fight forest fires throughout the southeast region, including in both Tennessee and North Carolina.

Phillip Truitt, Communications Specialist with the Forest Service is currently aiding on the Party Rock fire in Lake Lure, North Carolina. He says that as of last night (Nov. 28) the fire has been 100 percent contained with the help of firefighters from 25 different states.