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West Mims Fire

Unit Information

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Fish and Wildlife Service
Folkston, GA 31537

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday April 06th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
Location7 miles east of Fargo Georgia (Okefenokee NWR)
Coordinates30.574 latitude, -82.323 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel67
Size152,515 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory) Southern Rough Brush (2 feet)

Fuel models 2,4,7,9,12,13

Significant Events

No observed fire behavior. Incident operations consist of backhaul, suppression repair, and maintaining IA response. Transition to Type 4 Team will occur on 6/16/17 at 0800.


Planned Actions

* Coordinate and conduct suppression repair with commercial timber salvage operations.

* Support IA in delegated assistance area.

* Transition to the Type 4 Team at 0800.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours:

Fuel moisture remains high and no active fire behavior is expected.

24 hours:

Minimal fire behavior expected on new starts.

48 hours:

Minimal fire behavior expected on new starts.

72 hours:

Minimal fire behavior expected on new starts.

Anticipated after 72 hours:

Continued chance of thunderstorms with wetting rain each day during this

period. Some drying of fuels will occur, but thunderstorms keep fuel moisture levels high in many areas. Initial attack activity from lightning is still a possibility.


GOAL meeting was held today to address concerns and final outcome of the incident.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cloudy and humid weather continued over the fire with active thunderstorms and rain. High temperatures reached the low to mid 90's, while humidity bottomed out around 50%. Similar conditions are forecast over the next several days.