NEW WILDFIRE: Knob Fire | Update 1

Updated 6:30pm

The Knob Fire started on Friday, November 4th around 3:45 pm from an unknown ignition due to human intervention.  The fire is located approximately 9 miles SW of Franklin, near Standing Indian campground on the National Forests in North Carolina.

11-4-2016 Map of Boteler and Knob Fires

The fire behavior is currently active, flanking, backing and creeping under extreme drought conditions.  Fire fuels include:  closed timber litter, hardwood litter and timber (grass and understory).  Crews have reached a containment status of 28% from improved containment lines and successfully burning vegetation between the fire and the highway.

There are 31 personnel assigned to this incident.

The Fire is being managed by an ICT4 and Type 4 IC, which took over command at 7 am on Friday, November 4, 2016.

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