North Carolina Forest Service
1616 Mail Service Center Raleigh NC 27699-1616 North Carolina
Raleigh, NC 27699
The Party Rock Fire began November 5, 2016 on Chimney Rock State Park land about 1 mile north of Lake Lure. On November 9, 2016 command was turned over to the NC Forest Service Brandon Incident Management Team. A Type I Team from the Oregon Department of Forestry assumed command of the fire at 07:00 on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The visitors center at Chimney Rock State Park has reopened but the climbing area on Rumbling Bald Mountain is closed until further notice.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday November 05th, 2016 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Chimney Rock State Park|
|Incident Commander||Link Smith, Oregon Department of Forestry|
|Coordinates||35.45 latitude, -82.2 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Demob the remaining crews and turn the incident back to the local district on 11/30/16 at 0700.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Mostly cloudy with an increasing change of rain.
24 hours: Cloudy with showers and thunder storms
48 hours: Cloudy with showers and thunder storms.
72 hours: Becoming clear and cool.
Reduction in total acreage due to more accurate mapping.
A State of Emergency is in effect for western NC due to ongoing wildfires, A Fire Management Assistance Grant has been approved for this incident. To date the fire has burned 2,489 acres on NC State Park property and 4,653 acres on private property.
This will be the last update.
Wind: Light SE winds