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12-3-2016 Update for Boteler, Maple Springs, Dicks Creek, Tellico,Camp Br
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INCIDENT UPDATED 12/3/2016

Approximate Location

35.059 latitude, -83.654 longitude

Incident Overview

2016-11-27 Boteler PIO Map

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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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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginTuesday October 25th, 2016 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationIn the Shooting Creek community, 6 miles east of Hayesville, NC
Incident CommanderIC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel117
Size9,036 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday December 15th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Isolated smoldering fire well inside the interior may exist.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.

Unit Information

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National Forests in North Carolina
U.S. Forest Service
North Carolina
160A Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: BotelerFire@gmail.com
Phone: 828-349-5827
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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