SILVER MINE FIRE
The Silver Mine fire is located 1 mile East of Hot Springs, North Carolina in the North Carolina Forests. This fire was started by human intervention by an unknown cause.
Complete containment is to be completed on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Fire crews have been working tirelessly.
Fire fuels include: Mature timber, shrub layer and hardwood litter. The fire is currently minimal and smoldering.
Fire crews continue to monitor structure protection and continue reinforcing containment lines.
Mop-up around structures have started.
Fire has scorched up to 5,300 acres. Firefighters have reached a successful 90% containment status.
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99 Fire personnel and overhead command staff [NC IMT3] are still assigned to this firestorm of fires.
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