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Friday, November 11, 2016

Tellico Fire Update
Nov 11th, 2016 AM Briefing

Tellico Fire 
Overall View

The information for this article comes from Inciweb and USFS briefing materials and is current as of 10 pm Nov 11th, 2016.

Basic Overview

Tellico Fire
6,839 acres
18% contained
137 Personnel are working the fire.


Continue to construct indirect dozer, hand lines and contingency lines. Utilize firing operations and aerial resources as necessary to prevent escape from containment. Continue point protection for structures and critical infrastructure. Continue to assess structures and ascertain structure protection needs. Maintain lines with leaf blowers.


High potential for growth. Dry fuel conditions and steep terrain will promote continued fire spread to the west, east and north. Forecasted wind gusts from the northwest at 35-40 mph will create high probability for spread in areas where wind and slope align.

Temperatures will drop below freezing Friday morning in many areas.A dry cold front will move across the area Friday, bringing cooler air to the region. Wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph will be possible Friday coupled with minimum relative humidity values dropping into the 20% range. High temperatures will struggle to reach low 60s. Light northerly winds will continue Friday night as high pressure builds into the region. Lows will drop into the 20s in many locations.

The center of the high remains west of the area as it drops south. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 50s Saturday with light west winds and relative humidity around 30%.

Tellico Fire 
Northern Sector

Tellico Fire 
Southeastern Sector

Tellico Fire 
Southwestern Sector

Tellico Fire 
Northwestern Sector