Knob Fire

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Knob Fire

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Approximate Location

35.108 latitude, -83.536 longitude

Incident Overview

Map of all Fires in the Nantahala Area - November 17, 2016

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The Knob Fire is one of many fires being managed by the Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team. As of November 27, 2016, this fire, at 1,130 acres, is no longer growing, is 100 percent contained, and is not holding any heat that is detectable during infrared flights. Suppression-repair crews are repairing areas affected by firefighting activities. This fire's Inciweb pages will no longer be updated.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday November 02nd, 2016 approx. 03:45 PM
Location8 miles west of Franklin, NC, on Rocky Knob.
Incident CommanderIC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Size1,130 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Closed timber litter, hardwood litter, timber (grass and understory)

Narrative: FM #9

Significant Events


Little to no heat has been detected in the last several days. Fire was flown by VETS IP aircraft today and no heat was detected within the perimeter.


Planned Actions

Patrol on an as needed basis.

Projected Incident Activity

No activity expected.


The North Carolina Forest Service has enacted a burn ban, effective 11/7/2016, for the State's 26 Western Counties, which include Counties within the fire area.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure brought clear skies and mild temperatures in the 60s. RH values at higher elevations only recovered into the 30s overnight and nighttime smoke production continued. High pressure will remain over the region through Sunday bringing drying with cool temperatures and a Northwest wind and strong night time inversions. Critical fire weather conditions are not expected over the next several days.

Unit Information

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

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