2016-12-13 Udate Chimney Tops 2 Fire
Incident Summary: The Chimney Tops 2 Fire was reported in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, TN on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at approximately 5:20 pm. The wildfire began burning.. more
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday November 28th, 2016 approx. 06:30 PM|
|Location||Ten miles east of Gatlinburg, TN|
|Incident Commander||Cass Palmer - South Atlantic Team|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday December 20th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Minimal/smoldering. Smoking and smoldering in heavy fuels.
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.
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:
Max Temp: 47
Min RH: 65%
Wind: Light Northerly winds.