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Cobbly Nob

Unit Information

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Incident Contact

Public Information
Phone: 865-407-0025
Hours: 8am-8pm

Highlighted Activity

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The Cobbly Nob fire is managed by the South Atlantic Incident Management Team within park boundaries and the Tennessee Division of Forestry on private lands.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday November 28th, 2016 approx. 06:30 PM
LocationTen miles east of Gatlinburg, TN
Incident CommanderCass Palmer - South Atlantic Team
Incident DescriptionSuppression
Coordinates35.77 latitude, -83.343 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size764 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday December 20th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Hardwood Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal/smoldering. Smoking and smoldering in heavy fuels.


Planned Actions

Identify and mitigate hazards along control lines and roadways. Patrol and mop-up along control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Rainfall received and high humidity will keep fuel moisture high. No fire spread expected.

24 hours: Temperature 30 degrees and humidity 50% with 50% cloud cover will continue to keep fine fuel moistures above critical levels. Minimum spread is expected.

48 hours: Minimum spread is expected.

72 hours: Minimum spread is expected.


Cass Palmer's Type III team will transfer command to the National Park Service Type IV organization on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A cold front moved in Wednesday evening bringing another shot of cold air into Thursday. In the wake of the cold front today, there will be a slight chance of light snow showers into Thursday morning. Thursday will be very cold but temperatures will increase on Friday. A chance of rain persists for Saturday.

Weather for Wednesday, Dec 14 at 6pm:

Sky: Showers/Overcast

Max Temp: 47

Min RH: 65%

Wind: Light Northerly winds.