NEW NC WILDFIRE: Dick’s Creek Fire | Update 1

Updated 3:15 PM PDT (5:45 PM EDT)

The Dick’s Creek Fire originally started on October 23rd around 2:15 AM EDT located in the Dick’s Creek Drainage on the National Forests in North Carolina and is one of six fires burning in the area.  Others burning nearby are Knob FireBoeteler FireMoses Creek FireCliffside Fire and May Branch Fire.

These are all deemed to be started by Human intervention. No word stated on exactly these wildfires started.  There is no presser stating these are under investigation, accidental or arson-related fires.

There have been 425 burned acres of hardwood litter, grass and timber.  There is an unknown status at this time.

Observations have been witnessed in that the fire activity has become active and increased.  It is now making some runs.

The USFS Command is currently in the process of setting up Fire Command.

There are currently 13 personnel assigned to this incident.

There are no reports of injuries, evacuations or structures damaged/destroyed.

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NEW WILDFIRE: May Branch Fire | Update 1

Updated 10:10 AM PDT

The May Branch Fire broke out on November 3rd around 5:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM PDT) just West of Nanatahala Lake in the National Forests of North Carolina.  It is being managed by a USFS Type 4 ICMT.

The fire is said to be have caused by human intervention but there were no exact details released as to what actually occurred.

Currently, the fire has consumed 175 acres of hardwood litter #9 but fire crews have reached a 50% containment status.  However, the fire behavior is still active, flanking, backing and creeping.

Future plans by Fire Managers are to have crews go into mop-up operations, reinforce control lines, monitor and patrol.  Weather concerns consist of low RH and drought in the area.

There are 34 personnel assigned to this incident.

No injuries, evacuations or damages have been reported.

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