Monday, November 14, 2016

2016 Fall Wildfire Season - Southeast U.S. (Nov. 14th)

Wildfires continue to burn in the Southeastern United States. Regular readers may recall that I posted an article about these wildfires on November 9th and November 11th. First and foremost, I want to thank all the wildland firefighters on the ground and in the air who are fighting these wildfires, resources from around the country continue to help local wildland firefighters to fight these wildfires.

There are a lot of wildfires to keep track of, and to that end I will post some links to those wildfires that have Inciweb incident pages. The Southern Area Coordination Center's (SACC) intelligence page  (in the intelligence section of predictive services) is a good place to start for information on wildfires currently burning. I check out their Morning Report that is updated daily when there are active wildfires burning in the South.  Don't forget to check out the SACC home page for some nice maps and links to other information. Another useful source of information is the Incident Management Situation Report (updated daily during wildfire season and less often at other times of the year) from the National Interagency Coordination Center.

I recently found a publicly available Facebook page for the Boteler and Nantahala Branch Fires (North Carolina), they have been providing updates for some of the wildfires that are currently burning in National Forests in North Carolina.

Wildfires with Inciweb incident pages (Accessed between 9 and 11 AM EST on November 14, 2016. What you see may be different depending on when you access these incident pages)

Mountain Creek Fire - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests; 442 acres, 50% containment

GEORGIA - Wildfires in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Eastern Cherokee Complex - Eastern Cherokee Agency - 751 acres, 75% containment

National Forest in North Carolina

North Carolina Forest Service Lands
Note: I have transcribed the acreage and containment figures from the appropriate inciweb pages, any errors are mine. 

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