Two years ago, the first full week of November 2015, a wildfire on the small farm of Carrigan farms near Asheville, North Carolina, tore through the landscape and destroyed more than 300 acres of crops.
The wildfire had been burning since mid-November.
Since then, more than 4,000 acres have been burned in the area, and about 3,600 homes have been damaged, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The fire burned through much of the winter and was considered one of the deadliest fires in history, with the number of homes destroyed in the blaze exceeding 1,000.
Carrigan is located just outside of Asheville and is about 20 miles west of Asheville, the state capital.
Carrigans owner, John Carrigan, told CBC News the community has been overwhelmed with the response from the local, state and federal government.
“It’s been an unbelievable amount of support and help from our local, local government, local businesses and the state and local fire departments, and all the way up to all the federal and local agencies and all of the fire departments from around the country and all around the world,” Carrigan said.
“People have been there for us, and we appreciate it.”
The wildfires burned through most of October and into November, and many communities in the region were devastated by the blaze.
As of mid-December, nearly 1,500 homes had been damaged or destroyed.
The area is still being re-evaluated by the U