Rough Ridge Fire

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Rough Ridge Fire

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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

INCIDENT UPDATED 12/2/2016

Approximate Location

34.897 latitude, -84.564 longitude

Incident Overview

Hunting Closure Map UPDATED

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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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginSunday October 16th, 2016 approx. 03:15 PM
LocationWildfire in Cohutta Wilderness, 13 miles west of Blue Ridge, GA
Incident CommanderLeland Hunter/Trent Girard
Incident DescriptionLightning Ignited Wildfire In The Cohutta Wilderness Of The Chattahoochee National Forest.

Current Situation

Total Personnel95
Size27,870 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday November 30th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Pine, hardwood tree tops and mixed shrubs, with hardwood leaf litter as the primary vegetation.

Significant Events

A Burned Area Emergency Response team (BAER) arrived Thursday.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Firefighters continue to patrol the fire line, while working to repair damage from the suppression effort.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued patrols,repair and rehabilitation.

Remarks

Increased traffic is expected from the buck only and bear hunt through Sunday. Forest Service roads will pose a danger due to mud.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain is expected to move back into the area Saturday evening and continue into next week.

Unit Information

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Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Georgia
Gainesville, GA 30501

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