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North Carolina Wildfires
Here is the newest update on the North Carolina wildfires all across their State.
Eastern Cherokee Agency
Dobson 3 Fire: Started on 11/2/2016. 15 total fires. Unknown cause. 132 personnel. 9 engines, 4 hand crews, 1 helicopter and 1 water tender. 756 acres. 75% contained.
National Forests in North Carolina
Boteler Fire: Start 10/25/2016. In the Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of Hayesville. 8976 acres. 57% containment status. 426 Personnel assigned. Public Fire Info Meeting. 11/17/2016, Thursday @ 1900 hours. 1st Freewill Baptist, 259 Tusquittee Rd in Hayesville, NC.
Bullpen Fire: Start 11/15/2016. S of Highlands / Bullpen Rd. 5 acres. Initial Attack efforts in effect. Crews from Knob & Whitewater Fires moved to this fire.
Cliffside Fire: Started 11/10/2016. 3 miles NW of Highlands. 101 acres. 99% contained. 1 crew member on-scene. Fire is smoldering and behavior is minimal. In Patrol status.
Dicks Fire: Start 10/23/2016. Dicks Creek Drainage, 2 miles NW of Sylva. Human cause. 728 acres, 98% containment status. Fire is minimal and smoldering. 7 personnel assigned.
Ferebee Fire: Start 11/6/2016. Cause unknown. 1 mile north of Nantahala. 3,175 acres. 34% contained. 163 personnel. Fire behavior is active, flanking and backing.
Knob Fire: Start 11/2/2016. 1130 acres. 98% containment status. 5 personnel assigned. Fire behavior is minimal and smoldering.
Maple Springs Fire: Start 11/4/2016. Human caused. Located North of Santeetlah Lake. 7705 acres. 342 personnel.* 51% contained. Active portion of fire is backing, creeping and smoldering.
May Branch Fire: Start 11/3/2016. West of Nanatahala Lake. Human caused. 175 acres. 98% contained. # of personnel unknown. In patrol and monitor status.
Muskrat Valley Fire: Start 11/11/2016. 7.5 miles SW of Franklin. Unknown cause. 103 acres. 95% containment status. 49 personnel assigned. Fire smoldering.
Roughy Fire: (being managed with Maple Springs Fire) Started 11/8/2016. Unknown cause. 657 acres.* Managed by Type 2 Blue Team. 100% contained.
Tellico Fire: Start 11/3/2016. 3 miles south of Almond. Human caused. 13,679 acres, 74% containment status. Fire behavior is moderate, backing and creeping. 464 personnel assigned.
North Carolina Forest Service
Chestnut Knob Fire: South Mountain State Park; 10 miles South of Morganton. 5,689 acres.234 personnel. 35%contained. Hardwood fuels. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs with flanking and backing.
Party Rock Fire: Chimney Rock State Park; 1 mile North of Lake Lure. Cause under
investigation. 6,712 acres. 920 acres. 32% contained. Hardwood litter fire fuels. Structure protection in place above Chimney Rock Village.
Fire Fact: The North Carolina Forestry Service in North Carolina is currently investigating all fires for arson. See something? Say something by calling 828-257-4200.
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