WILDFIRES UPDATE | Georgia | Update 3

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Rock Mountain Fire

The Rock Mountain Fire was ignited by an unknown human-caused source on November 9th.  It is located on the Talulaha River Road, in the Straw Mountain Area in the Nantahala Wilderness in Georgia.

The fire has destroyed 14,757 acres with a 30% containment status.

Fire fuels include: mixed hardwood with scattered conifers and brush.

There are 458 personnel attached to this incident.

Rough Ridge Fire

The Rough Ridge Fire started on October 16th from lightning striking the area and igniting this wildfire.  The fire is located in the Cohutta Wilderness, 13 miles west of Blue Ridge, Georgia.

There has been 27,870 acres of pine, hardwood tree tops and mixed shrubs, with hardwood leaf litter as the primary vegetation destroyed.  Crews have reached a 59% containment status.

There is currently 273 personnel assigned along with Incident Cooperators from the Fannin County Emergency Management agency and the Fannin County Fire Department.  Resources include 10 crews, 2 helicopters, 12 engines, 2 water tenders and 2 dozers.

Crews will continue to monitor, patrol, and extinguishing hot spots within 100 feet of the containment line in all divisions as future planned fire activities.

Hashtags for this fire are #RoughRidgeFire #GaWILDFIRE

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