Rough Ridge Fire morning update 12/02/2016
Fire Update U.S. Forest Service Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Conasauga District 3941 Highway 76 Chatsworth, GA 30705 706-695-6736 Web: www.fs.usda.gov/conf For Immediate. more
FAST FACTS: The Rough Ridge Fire is 27,870 acres and 95 percent contained, with 95 personnel assigned to the fire. Resources include 4 crews, 1 helicopter, 7 engines and 1 grader.
Firefighters continue to patrol the fire line, while working to repair damage from the suppression effort. A Burned Area Emergency Response team arrived Thursday.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday October 16th, 2016 approx. 03:15 PM|
|Location||Wildfire in Cohutta Wilderness, 13 miles west of Blue Ridge, GA|
|Incident Commander||Leland Hunter/Trent Girard|
|Incident Description||Lightning Ignited Wildfire In The Cohutta Wilderness Of The Chattahoochee National Forest.|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday November 30th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM|
Pine, hardwood tree tops and mixed shrubs, with hardwood leaf litter as the primary vegetation.
A Burned Area Emergency Response team (BAER) arrived Thursday.
Firefighters continue to patrol the fire line, while working to repair damage from the suppression effort.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued patrols,repair and rehabilitation.
Increased traffic is expected from the buck only and bear hunt through Sunday. Forest Service roads will pose a danger due to mud.
Rain is expected to move back into the area Saturday evening and continue into next week.