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Ratliff Ferry

INCIDENT UPDATED 2/28/2013

Approximate Location

32.593 latitude, -89.84 longitude

Incident Overview

On 02/16/2013 at 2000 hours, NATR Ridgeland Fire Crew was contacted by LE Ranger and requested his response to a reported wildland fire in the Ratliff Ferry area. At 2026 hours, Engine 670 was in service and responding. At 2045 hours, NATR Engine 670 met up with LE Ranger at the boat ramp at Ratliff Ferry. The fire was on the east side of the river from the boat ramp and appeared to be started by a fisherman. The fire was creeping out from origin and had already burning down to river. The fire had mostly burned itself out and not threating the Parkway or anything close by. No suppression actions were taken. Engines 670 checked the Parkway north and south of Milepost 123 and no further active fires were found. Engine 670 cleared the scene at 2140 hours.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseWarming/campfire
Date of OriginSaturday February 16th, 2013 approx. 08:00 PM
LocationMilepost 123
Incident CommanderChris Nothstine

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size1 acres
Percent Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday February 16th, 2013 approx. 09:40 PM
Fuels Involved

Grass

Fire Behavior

Creeping

Outlook

Planned Actions

No suppression no action taken

Terrain Difficulty

Flat

Unit Information

NPS Shield
Natchez Trace Parkway
National Park Service

Incident Contact

Scott Johnson
Phone: 662-680-4052

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