Update 3 | Silver Mine Fire | North Carolina Forests

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.

Photo by Kevin Reese

Photo by Kevin Reese

Complete containment is to be completed on Sunday, May 15, 2016.  Fire crews have been working tirelessly.

Photo by Kevin Reese

Photo by Kevin Reese

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Fire fuels include:  Mature timber, shrub layer and hardwood litter.  The fire is currently minimal and smoldering.

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Fire crews continue to monitor structure protection and continue reinforcing containment lines.

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Mop-up around structures have started.

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Fire has scorched up to 5,300 acres.  Firefighters have reached a successful 90% containment status.

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

We thank these talented fire photographers for sharing their amazing and spectacular images with us and the world.

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Kevin Reese

Photo by Kevin Reese

99 Fire personnel and overhead command staff [NC IMT3] are still assigned to this firestorm of fires.

Aerial burn out of Silver Mine Fire

Courtesy: Inciweb

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

Photo by Cynthia Anglin

 

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