National Forests in North Carolina
U.S. Forest Service
160A Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28801
The Boteler Fire was detected on October 25. The Southern Area Blue Team is managing the fire along with numerous other fires, such as Camp Branch, Tellico, and Maple Springs, on the Nantahala, Tusquitee, and Cheoah Ranger Districts of the Nantahala National Forest. Daily updates and other relevant information will be posted here until the fire is in monitor-and-patrol status.
Fire suppression repair will continue for the next few days. The additional moisture expected this weekend will suppress fire activity, no growth in the fire perimeter is expected over the next several days.
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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday October 25th, 2016 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||In the Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of Hayesville, NC|
|Incident Commander||IC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team|
|Coordinates||35.059 latitude, -83.654 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Hardwood/Pine over-story with Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron under-story. Rainfall has increased
fuel moisture's and another weather front is predicted to bring more rain on Saturday evening.
Isolated smoldering fire well inside the interior may exist.
Patrol on an as needed basis. Continue Suppression repair activities when appropriate.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: No expected fire growth within the perimeter during the time period.
24 hours: No growth in fire perimeter.
48 hours: No growth in the fire perimeter.
72 hours: Another frontal passage is predicted to bring measurable rain to the area. Due to moisture no
expected fire growth within the perimeter during the time period.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Another frontal passage is predicted to bring measurable rain to the area. Due to
moisture no expected fire growth within the perimeter during the time period.
Transfer of command from Southern Area Type 1 Incident management Blue Team to Type Three IC
Chris Orr on 12/03/2016 at 1800. This will be the Last 209 report unless significant activity occurs.
Cool and dry conditions are forecast once again for Saturday with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and minimum relative humidity of 30 to 40%. The 20-ft wind will remain at or below 15 mph.
Atmospheric moisture late in the day will be on the increase in advance of the next weather system. This will provide for near daily
chances of rain showers Sunday and early next week. Wetting rains are likely Monday and Tuesday.