The Tellico Fire, which started on the afternoon of Thursday, November 3rd, has grown to about 3.417 acres as of the morning of November 9th. Here are some maps and a brief update on the fire, courtesy of the USFS Command Team. Click on any image to embiggen it to a larger size.
Nov 9, 2016
Fire Size Aprroximately 3,417 acres
Containment about 25%
Planned Actions - Indirect dozer line, hand lines and contingency lines utilizing firing operations and aerial resources as needed.
Projected Incident Activity - 12 hours- high potential for continued movement and growth. Fire will continue to be active on northern and western flanks with some easterly spread.
A cold front will move from the southeast throughout the region. Ahead of the front, winds will gradually increase before shifting to northwest and increasing 10 – 20 mph, gusting up to 35 mph along ridge tops. Cooler today, keeping relative humidity around 40%.
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