Forked Fire

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Forked Fire

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Approximate Location

34.865 latitude, -93.046 longitude

Incident Overview

A smoke plume rises from the Forked Fire in the Ouachita National Forest

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The Forked Fire grew minimally yesterday and is currently at 954 acres and 80% contained. The fire has caused the temporary closure of the Flatside Wilderness and the portion of the Ouachita Trail that goes through the Wilderness.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday November 21st, 2017 approx. 10:45 AM
LocationForked Mountain
Incident CommanderBrian Frisby

Current Situation

Total Personnel57
Size954 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter, timber

Significant Events

Minimal creeping and smoldering


Planned Actions

Mop up line, continue toward containment, securing and holding all firelines

Projected Incident Activity

Creeping and smoldering next 12 to 48 hours

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry weather, lack of rain, low relative humidities and warmer temperatures

Unit Information

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Ouachita National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Hot Springs, AR 71902

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