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Wildfire/Emergency Response Situation Report

Current situation as of April 29, 2016 at 9:16 am

Currently active watches, warnings and advisories, including Red Flag Warnings, are available from the National Weather Service.

Preliminary reports show that 15 wildfires burned about 16 acres on private and state-owned land in N.C. on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

In-state incidents

Incident: Silver Mine Fire
Location: Madison County
Size: 3000 acres
Containment: 40%
Number of Personnel Assigned: 163 (24 NCFS, 79 USFS, 60 other).
Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
Summary: Fire is burning east of Hot Springs, NC. 15 homes threatened.

Updated 04/27/2016 @ 9:13 am
Incident: Whipping Creek Road Fire
Location: Hyde and Dare Counties
Size: 15453 acres
Containment: 70%
Number of Personnel Assigned: 153 (20 USFWS, 133 NCFS)
Jurisdiction: NC Forest Service / US Fish & Wildlife Service
Summary: The fire began on Monday, April 18 at approximately 2pm. Highway 264 open as conditions allow, closed to traffic after dark from the Dare/Hyde county line to Englehard. 
Updated 04/27/2016 @ 9:09 am
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