Tellico Fire

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Tellico Fire

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12-3-2016 Update: Boteler/Nantahala Branch
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INCIDENT UPDATED 12/3/2016

Approximate Location

35.274 latitude, -83.56 longitude

Incident Overview

2016-11-27 Tellico Fire PIO Map

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The Tellico Fire was detected on Saturday, November 5. The Southern Area Blue Team is managing the fire along with numerous other fires, such as Boteler, Camp Branch, 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.

Significant rainfall over the past day or two has reduced fire activity. No additional growth in the fire perimeter is expected.

Air Quality:

For information on air quality go to the North Carolina Air Quality Forecast Center.



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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginThursday November 03rd, 2016 approx. 03:00 PM
Location3 miles south of Almond, NC
Incident CommanderIC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel150
Size13,874 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday December 15th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Hardwood Litter

Short Grass (1 foot)

Timber (litter and understory)

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.

Significant Events

Moderate

Smoldering

Isolated smoldering fire well inside the interior exist.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol on an as needed basis.

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: A 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: A 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 Kyle Smith 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: 8am - 8pm

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