Active Wildfires | Georgia | November 26, 2016

GEORGIA

Smokey the Bear says, “Extreme Fire Danger”……..Remember, One Less Spark.

Courtesy: Georgia Forestry Commission

FIRE FACT:

Fire Managers reported 30 new fires reported today in the Southern Area (PL5), which consists of States of Georgia, North and South Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.  – National InterAgency Coordination Center

Rock Mountain – 2 mi S of Tate City

The community of Clayton, Georgia gifted a fantastic meal for hundreds of firefighters.

The Community of Clayton provided a well-deserved Turkey Day meal to hundreds of fire crews out on the fire line. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  • Chattahoochee-Oconee NF
  • North Carolina Forest Service (Incident Cooperator)
  • Human caused, under investigation
  • 18,069 acres
  • 40% contained
  • Hardwood litter and timber
  • Moderate fire behavior with creeping, backing and flanking
  • 563 personnel
  • IMT1
  • 12 crews
  • 40 engines
  • 7 helicopters
  • 0 structures lost
  • $6,000,000 Cost-to-date
  • Numerous residences threatened.
  • Road, area and trail closures in effect

FIRE FACT:  

Nationally, there are 24 wildfires burning in the United States.  Of those, 23 are burning alone in the Southern region. – National InterAgency Coordination Center

Rough Ridge – 13 mi NW of Blue Ridge

ATV mounted leaf blower

A Leaf Blower mounted to an ATV. These resources are very important as leaf fall has been heavy and in some cases, rekindling fires. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

  •  Chattahoochee-Oconee NF
  • Lightning caused
  • 27,870 acres
  • 75% contained
  • Hardwood litter, timber and brush
  • Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.
  • 197 personnel
  • IMT 2
  • 6 crews
  • 11 engines
  • 1 helicopter
  • 0 structures lost
  • $6,800,000.00 Cost-to-date
  • Area and trail closures in effect

FIRE FACT:

The Largest Wildfire in U.S. History is said to be the The Great Fire of 1910.  This wildfire burned approximately 3,000,000 acres of land in Washington State, Idaho and Montana – said to be the same size as the State of Conneticut. – Earth Matters

Tatum Gulf – 11 mi W of LaFayette

  • Georgia Forestry Commission
  • 2,336 acres
  • 80% contained
  • Hardwood litter
  • Minimal fire behavior
  • 14 Personnel
  • 4 engines
  • $572,000.00 cost-to-date
  • 2 structures lost with additional structures threatened
  • Road and area closures in effect

The following Hashtags are being used for these wildfires are #RockyMountainFire #RoughRidgeFire #TatumGulpFire #GaWILDFIRE #GAWildfires #OneLessSpark

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