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Here is the newest update on the North Carolina wildfires all across their State.
Boteler Fire: Started 10/25/2016. Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of Hayesville (Clay County), NC. 8967 acres with a 51% containment status. Fire behavior is moderate, creeping and backing. 366 Personnel. Managed by SA Red Team. Air tankers and helicopters dropped water and retardant to create a barrier. TFR in effect.
Chestnut Knob Fire: NC Forestry Service. 4600 acres.205 personnel. 30%contained.
Cliffside Fire: Start 11/2/2016. Human caused. 3 miles NW of Highlands, NC. 101 acres. 98% containment status. 21 crews, 64 engines, 6 helicopters, 1 fixed wing, 4 water tenders, 891 personnel. Managed by SA Red Card team.
Dicks Creek Fire: Start 10/23/2016. Dicks Creek Drainage, 2 miles NW of Sylva, (Jackson County) NC. Human caused. 2nd time reburn. 20 acres on interior. Original fire 728 acres. 95% containment status. 7 personnel. minimally active, creeping and smoldering and reburning as more leaves fall within the perimeter.
Dobson Fire 3: Eastern Cherokee Agency. Unknown start. 756 acres.132 personnel. 0 injuries reported. 9 engines, 4handcrews, 1 choppter and 1 water tender. High winds and warm temps during day time are of concerns.
Jarrett Knob Fire: Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. The Fire has not grown but leaf fall continues and is causing fire danger. No acreage/containment info known.
Knob Fire: Start 11/2/2016. 8 miles west of Franklin, (Macon County) NC, on Rocky Knob. Human caused. 98% containment status. 1,130 acres. 1 personnel. Fire behavior is minimal and smoldering with light smoke.
Maple Springs/Roughy Fire: Start 11/4/2016. North of Santeetlah Lake. North of Santeetlah Lake. Unknown cause. 7,705 acres. 42% containment status. 346 personnel assigned. Fire behavior is active portion with flanking, backing with isolate up hill runs with short-range spotting.
May Branch: Start 11/3/2016. West of Nanatahala Lake. Human caused. 175 acres. 98% contained. 0 personnel assigned. In monitor and patrol status.
Moss Knob Fire: Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. 7 acres. Containment status unknown. The Fire has not grown but leaf fall continues and is causing fire danger.
Mulberry Fire: Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. Acreage and containment status unknown. The Fire has not grown but leaf fall continues and is causing fire danger. – No update.
Muskrat Valley Fire: Start 11/11/2016. Near Hwy 64 and SW of Franklin, NC. Unknown cause. 49 personnel One 20-person crew and 2 engines. 103 acres. 95% contained.
Old Roughy Fire: 657 acres.90% contained. Human caused. Minimal and smoldering.
Party Rock Fire: The fire has crossed over containment lines. 800 acres. 15% containment status. Chimney Rock and Lake Lure communities are being evacuated. Shelters for residents are: Bat Cave Baptist Church on Chimney Rock Rd in Henderson; Bills Creek Baptist Church in Lake Lure; Greenhill Baptist Church in Rutherfordton, NC.
Tellico Fire: Started 10/23/2016. 3 miles south of Almond, NC, Human caused. 13,679 acres. 74% containment status. 464 personnel. Fire behavior is moderate, backing and creeping.
Whitewater Fire: Jackson County. Start date unknown. 23 acres. 0% contained. Crews to secure/strengthen containment lines. Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. ** No update.
Wine Spring Fire: Fire being monitored, patrolled and in mop-up operations. 95 acres. Containment status unknown. The Fire has not grown but leaf fall continues and is causing fire danger. ** No update.
Note: All fires are in the National South Carolina National Forests unless otherwise noted. All fire listed here are for all wildfires in South Carolina.
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