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Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby dwhike » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:46 pm

A small wildfire is burning on Tablerock Mountain at Linville Gorge. It's only 100 acres in size but is 0% contained according to the article below...and its been windy today. Hopefully some wet weather this weekend will help out. All prospective visitors should take note...

http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/UPDATE-Wildfire-grows-in-Linville-Gorge-area-id-013161
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Re: Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby dwhike » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:48 pm

Up to 300 acres today...looks to be burning closer to Shortoff Mountain...

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More info and pictures (from which I nabbed the one above) on the fire can be found here...

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/firefighters-work-contain-100-acre-wildfire-burke-/nbrCJ/
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Re: Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby e-doc » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:19 pm

Up to 2200 acres. Over the last decade seems like fires getting more frequent in the gorge
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Re: Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby WyomingSummits » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:24 pm

e-doc wrote:Up to 2200 acres. Over the last decade seems like fires getting more frequent in the gorge


Probably has to do with man meddling. We keep putting these things out and containing them, then we get an overabundance of dead undergrowth and dead stands. Fires are natural, man putting them out is not.
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Re: Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby dwhike » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Yesterdays rain only knocked about 400 acres off the fire...this is today's map...looks like it has plenty of room to grow if it wants to...

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Re: Tablerock Mountain (Linville Gorge) Wildfire

Postby mtnbnd » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:00 am

2800 acre fire area. I went and took a look from Wiseman's View on the west rim of the gorge and damage didn't look too bad. Went up Table Rock to have a look around, looks like most of the damage is isolated to the ground. I will have to hike in and check out the fire lines when I have time.
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