North Carolina Wildfires | Update 3

Updated 10 PM PST

Fire Summary

There are 565 Firefighters and Support personnel assigned to 18 wildfires that are from 40 states and territories.

Fire conditions consist of 5-8 mph winds with 10-15 mph gusts.  The RH is 18-25% with the fire behavior at being critical.

Avey Branch:  Start 10/4/2016 @ 7:44 PM.  Unknown cause. N of Santeelah Lake. Rocky Mtn Blue Team managing fire. *Merged with Maple Springs Fire* 1,200 acres.  17% containment status. ire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations.

Smoke from the Tellico Fire

Tellico Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Boteler Fire:  Started 10/25/2016.   Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of Hayesville, NC. 4,767 acres. 10% containment status.  398 Personnel. 

Buck Creek Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Charles Creek Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Cliffside Fire:  Start 11/2/2016.  Human caused.  3 miles NW of Highlands, NC.  101 acres. 98% containment status. 29 Personnel.  Crews are monitoring, patrolling and expanding mop-up control lines inside perimeter.

Sky Crane dropping water on October 31

Knob Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Dicks Fire:  Start  10/23/2016. Dicks Creek Drainage, 2 miles NW of Sylva, NC. Human caused. 2nd time reburn. 20 acres on interior.  Original fire 728 acres. 85% containment status. 82 personnel.

Ferebee Fire:  Start 11/6/2016. 1 mile north of Nantahala, NC. Unknown cause. 2,061 acres. 28% containment status. 2 homes evacuated (Silver Mine Rd). Crews working to improve & extend hand/dozer lines and to secure flanks. 66 personnel.

Grape Cove Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Jarett Knob Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Jones Gap Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Knob Fire:  Start 11/2/2016.  8 miles west of Franklin, NC, on Rocky Knob. Human caused.  80% containment status. 1,130 acres. Crews mopping up w/in containment lines. Fire smoldering.  28 personnel.

Pumpkins are used to provide a water source for hose lays when space or accessibility limit engine access.

Boteler Fire (Credit: USFS)

Maple Springs/Roughy Fire:  Start 11/4/2016. North of Santeetlah Lake.  Unknown cause. 5,083 acres.  North of Santeetlah Lake.  10% containment status.  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Containment status unknown.  192 personnel assigned.

May Branch:  Start 11/3/2016.  West of Nanatahala Lake. Human caused. 175 acres. 50% contained. 34 personnel assigned.

Moses Creek Fire:  0 info/updates.

Moss Knob Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Mulberry Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

Tellico Fire: Started 10/23/2016. 3 miles south of Almond, NC,  Human caused. 6,839 acres. 18% containment status.  Structure protection and burnout ops in effect. 137 personnel assigned.

Whitewater Fire:  Start date unknown. 23 acres. 0% contained. Crews to secure/strengthen containment lines.  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations.

Wine Spring Fire:  Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown.

 

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