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April 22, 2016

East Tennessee Wildfire Status 4-22-16


Please see the update below on the status of the wildfires in East Tennessee. There are no actives fires at this time and there are no new fires posing a threat. A number of fires are still being monitoring until declared as out. TEMA will remain at Level IV – Elevated through the weekend for updates on the monitored fires.


2016 East Tennessee Spring Wildfires
April 22, 2016


This report provides details of wildfires where the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry (TDF) has active involvement and may not include fires worked solely by the USDA Forest Service or local departments.


Weather Forecast
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…THEN EXIT TO THE EAST. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION FOR THE WEEKEND.
Burn Permits are being issued by phone today in the 24 counties of the East Tennessee District.


Fire Status


New Fires
No new fires.


Active Fires
No active fires at this time.


Monitored Fires (All fires will be monitored until declared out.)

Glades Rd. Fire (Sevier)
• Size: 7 acres
• Containment: 100%
• Other: 1 structure lost.

Little White Oak Rd. Fire (Campbell)
• Size: 100+ acres
• Containment: 100%

French Hamby Rd #1 Fire (Morgan)
• Size: 60 acres
• Containment: 100%

French Hamby Rd #2 Fire (Morgan)
• Size: 2 acres
• Containment: 100%

Camp Austin Rd Fire (Morgan)
• Size: 10 acres
• Containment: 100%

Railroad Grade Fire (Carter) – Federal
• Size: 1500 acres
• Containment: 65%

Flatwood Road (Raccoon) Fire (Sullivan) – Federal
• Size: 285 acres
• Containment: 50%

Nelson Rd. Fire (Morgan)
• Size: 50 acres
• Containment: 100%

State Line Fire (Cocke) – Federal
• Size: 1068
• Containment: 90%

Mountain Rd Fire (Campbell)
• Size: 30 acres
• Containment: 100%

Hill Lane Fire (Campbell)
• Size: 6 acres
• Containment: 100%

Leatherwood Hollow Rd Fire (Claiborne)
• Size: 50 acres
• Containment: 100%
• Other: citation issued

Brodeo Rd Fire (Morgan)
• Size: 5
• Containment: 100%

Self Hollow Rd (Blount)
• Size: 40 acres
• Containment: 100%

Starr Mt. / White Cliff Fire (McMinn) – Cumberland District – Federal
• Size: 135 acres
• Containment: 100%

Roses Creek Fire (Claiborne)
• Size: 600 acres
• Containment: 100%

Gatlinburg Fire (Sevier)
• Size: 5 acres
• Containment: 100%

Bluff Mountain Fire (Sevier)
• Size: 153 acres
• Containment: 100%
• Other: 6 homes lost, 9 damaged

Shields Mountain Fire (Sevier)
• Size: 12 acres
• Containment: 100%

Rock Creek/Clairfield Fire (Claiborne)
• Size: 40 acres
• Containment: 100%

Cumberland Fire/Carr Gap Rd. (Claiborne)
• Size: 50 acres
• Containment: 100%

Powerline/Heaton Branch Fire (Carter)
• Size: 60 acres
• Containment: 100%


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