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Kimble Complex

Unit Information

Ohio 
Nelsonville, 
Ohio 
45764 
Ohio 
Nelsonville, 
Ohio 
45764 

Incident Contacts

Zack/Cora Frank
Email: Zachary.Frank@usda.gov
Phone: 740-447-4626

Highlighted Activity

Tuesday afternoon, fire managers increased containment of the Kimble Complex to 90%. The fire area received an additional 0.30 inches of rain on Tuesday.
Announcement - 2022-11-15
Transfer of command for the Kimble Complex occurred on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. John Fry, Incident Commander, turned over management of the complex to the local unit. Will Foster, Incident Commander Trainee, will assist incoming Incident Commander Tym Sauter.
Announcement - 2022-11-16

The Kimble Complex began on November 8, 2022, with several small fires that burned together. It is located on the Wayne National Forest's Ironton Ranger District in Lawrence County, south of Telegraph Hill Road, east of Ohio State Route 93, and west of Vernon-Painter Creek Road.

Basic Information
Current as of Wed, 11/16/2022 - 08:39
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under investigation
Date of Origin
Location 3 miles east of State Highway 93 and 4 miles south of Black Fork, Ohio
Incident Commander Tym Sauter, Incident Commander
Will Foster, Incident Commander Trainee
Coordinates 38° 46' 0'' Latitude
-82° 37'
32
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 59
Size 1,338 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 90%
Estimated Containment Date 11/23/2022
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter and tall grass (2.5 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal 

Tuesday, 0.3 inches of rain fell over the fire perimeter. The extended forecast shows a drying trend starting Wednesday through the weekend.

 

Outlook
Planned Actions

Continued development of line. Reduction of dangerous snags. Protect primary residences, camping areas, power lines and other infrastructure. Improve existing control lines as weather permits.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Continue to mop up fire perimeter

24 hours: Transition will occur on Wednesday to a type 4 incident. Utilize the UAS to locate any lingering hotspots within the fire perimeter.  Rehab any areas identified by the resource advisors.

48 hours: Utilize the UAS to locate any lingering hotspots within the fire perimeter. Rehab any areas identified by the resource advisors.

72 hours: None

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

On Tuesday, 0.3 inches of rain fell over the fire perimeter. The extended forecast shows a drying trend starting Wednesday through the weekend. A drying trend will occur tomorrow; one-hour fuels will quickly dry out in the next two to three days.