Update 1 | Wildfire #DobsonKnob | North Carolina

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 14, 2017 – 1800 PDT

Fire Incident

The Dobson Knob wildfire is located at the north Cove Community of McDowell County, west of Dobson Knob and 2 miles South of North Cove, North Carolina. Between FS Road 106 and US 221. It was reported on April 9, at 1815 Hours.


There has been 1,507 acres of hardwood litter scorched.

Dobson Knob Fire 4-12-17

Credit: N. DeWeese USFS


Fire crews have reached a 58% containment status.  There are 214 personnel assigned to this incident.

Resources include a N.C. Forest Service Type 2 IMT continues to manage the fire in cooperation with the USFS, McDowell Co. Emergency Management, and Fire Departments representing Woodlawn, Marion, North Cove, Pleasant Gardens, Old Fort, Hankins, and Dysartsville.

12 crews. 8 engines. 3 Helicopters.

Damage Assessment

Fire behavior is active with backing and creeping.

$174,000 cost-to-date for fire suppression efforts.

Current Conditions

Structures threatened. Area and trail closures in effect.

Fire Tactics

Today’s operations include patrolling and extinguishing remaining hotspots near established containment lines on the western, northern and eastern sides of the fire. Burnout operations are planned to the south and will result in more visible smoke.

A structure protection presence will continue in the Ashford and North Cove communities. (source: inciweb)

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