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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|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday November 02nd, 2016 approx. 03:45 PM|
|Location||8 miles west of Franklin, NC, on Rocky Knob.|
|Incident Commander||IC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Closed timber litter, hardwood litter, timber (grass and understory)
Narrative: FM #9
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.
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.
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.