Cathey Gap

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Cathey Gap


Approximate Location

35.26 latitude, -82.951 longitude

Incident Overview

This fire is one of many fires being managed by the Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team. As of November 27, 2016, this fire, at 123 acres, is no longer growing, is 100 percent contained, and is not holding any heat that is detectable during infrared flights. Suppression-repair crews are repairing areas affected by firefighting activities. This fire's Inciweb pages will no longer be updated.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday November 17th, 2016 approx. 12:15 AM
Location 3 Miles Northeast of Wolf Creek Lake
Incident CommanderIC Mike Quesinberry, Southern Area Blue Incident Management Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Size123 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday November 25th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Harwood Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Seasonal leaf fall contributing to the availability of ground fuels on top of an historically dry fuel model. Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel fuels scattered within the interior.

Significant Events

Fire was flown by two different IR aircraft and no heat was detected within the perimeter.


Planned Actions

Patrol on an as needed basis.

Projected Incident Activity

No activity is antisipated.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure brought clear skies and mild temperatures in the 60s. RH values at higher elevations only recovered into the 30s overnight and nighttime smoke production continued. High pressure will remain over the region through Sunday bringing drying with cool temperatures and a Northwest wind and strong night time inversions. Critical fire weather conditions are not expected over the next several days.

Unit Information

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National Forests in North Carolina
U.S. Forest Service
North Carolina
160A Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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Phone: 828-349-5827
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