Arson Mixing It Up in Tennessee Wildfires | Update 1

Due to the drought prone Southern States, wildfires are igniting from mostly Arson caused fires.  In this post, we will discuss what is happening in Tennessee and filling in with some Fire Facts in between.

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TENNESSEE FACT: 

Tennessee is covered by 14,000,000 forested lands, which is about 52% of their State.

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District Fires

Tennessee is broken up into four Districts, which consist of Western TN District, Highland Rim District, Cumberland District and Eastern TN District.  Here are the stats for these Districts.

Western TN District

There were no fires reported for this District.

Highland Rim District

The Highland Rim District reported 1 new fire with a total of 1 acre that was deemed to be caused by arson.

Cumberland District

The Cumberland District reported 6 new fires for a total of 12.5 acres.  The wildfires are broken down by causes.  2 of the fires were due to embers from a structure fire.  1 from escaped debris.  2 from arson and another from an unknown cause.

Eastern TN District

The Eastern TN District reported 4 new fires that were all from arson.

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Wildfire Stats – The Numbers Do Not Lie

In the last 24 hour-period, Fire crews were in an Initial Attack for 47 new wildfires Statewide.  Year-to-date, there have been 1,386 wildfires for a total of 43,465 acres.

Major Fires Contained

Ivydale Trail #2 – 84 acres

Little Brushy, 392 acres

Stoney Fork, 1,144 acres

Beech Grove Road, 361 acres

Bald Knob Road, 1293 acres

Flippers Bend, 230 acres

Poe Road, 712 acres

2016 Fall Fires

FIRE FACT:  

Tennessee is currently in a State of Emergency, Level 3

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Active Fires Burning

City of Gatlinburg, Most of City, 0% contained.  *** See separate post ***

Eastern Miller Cove, 15,049 acres. 95% contained

Mowbray Fire, 899 acres.  98% contained.

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November Wildfires by County

Anderson

  • Start 11/19.  Beech Grove Road.  361 acres.  Arson.

Bledsoe

  • Start 11/07.  Bench Bluff.  2,018 acres.  Arson.

Blount

  • Start 11/17.  East Miller Cove.  1,504 acres.  Arson.  98% contained/active wildfire.

Bradley

  • Start 11/25.  Old Charleston Road.  1 acre.  Arson.

Campbell

  • Start 11/27.  3915 Cedar Creek.  1 acre.  Arson.
  • Start 11/26.  Primroy Road. 30 acres. Arson.
  • Start 11/25.  Chestnut Stump.  1 acre.  Arson.
  • Start 11/25.  Macedonia Road.  3 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/24.  Ivydale Trail #2.  84 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/21.  Stoney Fork #3.  1144 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/20.  White Oak Road.  20 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/12.  Mile Marker #156 (I-75).  1,010 acres.  Arson.

Carter

  • Start 11/23.  Tiger Creek.  45 acres.  Arson.

Claiborne

  • Start 11/01.  Lower Caney Valley.  50 acres. Arson.

Cocke

  • Start 11/11.  Neddy Mountain Road.  1,076 acres.  Arson.

Cumberland

  • Start 11/08.  Hailey Grove.  75 acres.  Arson.

Grainger

  • Start 11/17.  Old Mountain Road.  230 acres.  Arson.

Grundy

  • Start 11/27.  Fire Tower Road. 1 acre.  Debris escaped.
  • Start 11/23.  Bonnie Oaks #3.  80 acres.  Arson.  95% contained/active wildfire.
  • Start 11/23.  Hurricane Cove.  51 acres.  Arson.

Hamilton

  • Start 11/20.  Sawyers Cemetary #2.  2 acres.  Cause:  Breakover.
  • Start 11/05.  Flippers Bend.  981 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/05.  Mowbray.  899 acres.  Arson.  98% contained/active wildfire.

Hancock

  • Start 11/27.  Ferguson.  1 acre.  Arson.
  • Start 11/17.  Cool Branch road.  350 acres.  Arson.

Marion

  • Start 11/16.  Big Fork.  50 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/15.  Cave Cove.  168 acres.  Arson.

Meigs

  • Start 11/27.  Sunmore Lane.  1 acre.  House fire.

Morgan

  • Start 11/28.  T. Cooper.  32 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/23.  Little Brushy.  392 acres. Arson.
  • Start 11/20.  Bald Knob Road Fire.  1,293 acres.  Arson.

Polk

  • Start 11/27.  Hwy 64.  1 acre.  Arson.

Putnam

  • Start 11/20.  Gainsboro Highway.  1 acre.  Cause:  Sawmill.

Rhea

  • Start 11/26.  Pierce Hill Rd #3.  1 acre.  Arson.
  • Start 11/26.  Pierce Hill Rd #4.  1 acre.  Arson.
  • Start 11/20.  Pierce Hill Rd #2.  2 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/17.  Pierce Hill Road.  5 acres.  Arson.

Roane

  • Start 11/25.  Webster Road.  5 acres.  Arson.

Sequatchie

  • Start 11/14.  Hobbstown.  181 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/14.  Sunshine/Dcus Mountain.  46 acres.  Arson.
  • Start 11/06.  Smith Mountain Road.  960 acres.  Arson.

Sevier

  • Start 457 Mill Creek.  1 acre.  Cause was a structure fire.

Smith

  • Start 11/18.  Gordanville.  6 acres.  Arson.

Union

  • Start 11/27.  Sharps Chapel.  2 acres.  Arson.

Van Buren

  • Start 11/24.  Hawks Bluff.  4 acres.  Unknown cause.

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