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UPDATE: Wildfire status update for the Tennessee Valley

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GEORGIA (Friday update):  The Georgia Forestry Commission reports that most of the wildfires in the state are 100% contained. Twenty new fires were reported Thursday, with a total of 4,511 fires in the state since January 1, 2016.

Burn bans remain in effect for many counties in the state.

GEORGIA - SIGNIFICANT FIRES

COUNTY

ACRES

% CONTAINED

Rock Mountain Fire

Rabun

18,069

35%

Rough Ridge Fire

Fannin

27,870

71%

Tatum Gulf Fire

Dade

2,836

80%

Timber Ridge Fire

Rabun

888

98%

Irwin Mill Fire

Gordon

107

99%

Bell Road Fire

Polk/Haralson

1,551

100%

Treat Mountain Fire

Polk/Haralson

558

100%

Ellis Road Fire

Spalding

114

100%

Creek Road Fire

Dade

72

100%

Paul Lord Fire

Johnson

193

100%

Rocky Face Fire

Whitfield

590

100%

Flat Branch Fire

Rabun/Towns

600

100%

Fox Mountain Fire

Dade

2,083

100%

TENNESSEE (Thursday update) - Active Fires - 72; Acres burned: 26,138; Total number of fires for 2016: 1,342  Total acres burned 2016: 42,605

The division responded to 25 new fires statewide for 478 acres over the past 24 hour period.

  • West Tennessee District – No new fires
  • Highland Rim District – 7 new fires for 80 acres; cause – embers from burning structure
  • Cumberland District – 12 new fires for 209 acres
  • East Tennessee District – 6 fires for 189 acres

MAJOR FIRES:

  • Little Brushy (Morgan) 100 acres, 10% contained
  • Stoney Fork (Campbell) 750 acres,50% contained
  • Beech GroveRd (Anderson) 400 acres,75% contained
  • East Miller Cove (Blount) 1,459 acres, 80% contained
  • Bald Knob Rd. (Morgan) 790 acres,100% contained
  • Lee Valley ("BoyScoutCamp")(Hamblen) 311 acres,100% contained 
  • Mill Creek (Morgan) 100 acres,100% contained
  • Cool Branch Cove (Hancock) 350 acres, 100% contained
  • Old Mountain Rd (Grainger) 230 acres, 100% contained
  • HWY 165 (Monroe) 690 acres, 100% contained
  • Neddy Mtn.(Cocke) 1,076acres, 100% contained
  • Mile Marker 156 (Campbell) 1,010acres, 100% contained
  • Flippers Bend (Hamilton) 981 acres, 100% contained
  • Poe Rd.(Hamilton) 712 acres, 100% contained
  • Mowbray Mtn.(Hamilton) 899 acres, 98% contained

Tennessee's arson hotline is 1-800-762-3017 and is answered 24 hours a day. You can also report arson activity to the TDA Ag Crime Unit at 1-844-AGCRIME (1-844-242-7463). Callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may receive as much as $2500 for a tip that leads to an arson arrest and conviction. 

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