Chestnut Knob Fire

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Chestnut Knob Fire

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Approximate Location

35.608 latitude, -81.636 longitude

Incident Overview

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The fire is currently at 6,435 acres in steep terrain with an estimated containment of 90%.

  • Firefighters have worked very hard to complete 19.35 miles of trail repair.

  • Crews are still working on repairing trails and roads within the park and on private lands.

  • The inferred flight from Friday night showed no heat.

  • Basic Information

    Current as of
    Incident TypeWildfire
    CauseUnder Investigation
    Date of OriginSunday November 06th, 2016 approx. 08:00 AM
    LocationSouth Mountain State Park, about 10 miles south of Morganton, NC.
    Incident CommanderKeith Mousel, Florida Forest Service

    Current Situation

    Total Personnel54
    Size6,435 Acres
    Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
    Fuels Involved

    Hardwood litter, Brush (2 feet)

    Significant Events

    Minimal fire behavior with smoldering


    Planned Actions

    Continue holding and patrol line.

    Conduct fireline repair per repair plan.

    Current Weather

    Weather Concerns

    Moderate winds have the potential to cause reburn and increase fire activity. RH's are helping to minimize this potential.

    Unit Information

    North Carolina Forest Service
    1616 Mail Service Center Raleigh NC 27699-1616 North Carolina
    Raleigh, NC 27699

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