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North Carolina Wildfires
Here is the newest update on the North Carolina wildfires all across their State.
Boteler Fire: Start 10/25/2016. In the Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of
Hayesville and S of Boteler Peak (Clay County). A Type 1 IMT is in command. 9,043 acres. 77% contained. Fire behavior is moderate, creeping and smoldering. 334 personnel assigned. 4 crews. 23 engines. 6 helicopters. 0 structures lost, but 46 are threatened. $8.64 Million cost-to-date.
Cathey Gap Fire: 3 miles NE of Wolf Creek Lane. Start 11/17/2016. Unknown cause. 123 acres. 90% contained. 13 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $216,000 cost-to-date.
Chestnut Knob Fire: South Mountain State Park; 10 miles South of Morganton. 6435
acres. 65% contained. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing, and smoldering. Crews to mop-up and hold in all divisions. 257 personnel. $2.1 Million cost-to-date.
Clear Creek Fire: NEW! Start 11/20/2016. 5 miles NW of Marion (McDowell County). 1,187 acres. 0% contained. 150 personnel. Command is under the Eastern Montana Type II Incident Management Team. IMT working with the US Forest Service, NC Forest Service, and McDowell County partners. Cause unknown & under investigation. Nebo Crossing Church for residents affected by the smoke from the Clear Creek Fire. Transportation is available by calling 652-3241 or 652-3982.
Dicks Creek Fire: Start 10/23/2016. Dicks Creek Drainage, 2 miles NW of Sylva.
Human caused. 729 acres. 99% contained. 33 personnel. 1 crew. 2 engines 0 helicopters assigned or structures lost. $813,000 cost-to-date.
Dobson 3 Fire: Start on 11/2/2016. 15 total fires. Unknown cause. 71 personnel. 9
engines, 5 engines and 1 handcrew. 756 acres. 90% contained. 5 structures threatened.
“The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking information regarding arson fires on Indian Lands through the WeTip Program. Up to $10,000 is being offered through this anonymous program. WeTip can be contacted through their website: www.wetip.com or by calling their hotline at 1-800-47-ARSON.”
East Cherokee Complex: 756 acres. 85% contained. 80 personnel. 2 crews. 6 engines. 0 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $1.2 Million cost-to-date.
Knob Fire: Start 11/2/2016. 8 miles W of Franklin (Macon County); on Rocky Knob.
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. 7,788 acres. 69% contained. 276 personnel. 3 crews. 24 engines. 7 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5.1 Million cost-to-date. The only uncontained line on the fire is in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness. Fire crews are removing hazard trees to prevent further fire spreading into the area.
Muskrat Valley Fire: Start 11/11/2016. 7.5 miles SW of Franklin. Unknown cause. 104 acres. 99% contained. 1 personnel. No equipment or additional resources assigned to this incident. $255,000 cost-to-date. TFR still in effect.
Party Rock Fire: Chimney Rock State Park (Rutherford County); 1 mile North of Lake
Lure. Cause under investigation. 7,172 acres of hardwood litter. 54% contained. 651 personnel. 18 crews. 131 engines. 2 helicopters. 0 structures lost. $5.7 Million cost.
Tellico Fire: Start 11/3/2016. 3 miles south of Almond (Swain County) Human caused.
13,874 acres, 91% containment status. Fire behavior is moderate, backing and creeping. 294 personnel assigned. 4 crews. 28 engines. 0 crews. 1 engine. 1 helicopter. 5 structures destroyed. $5.4 Million cost-to-date.
The Southern Area Blue Team is managing the fire along with the Boteler, Cathey Gap and Dick’s Creek wildfires.
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