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Benton MacKaye Trail Fires - 2023

These are the most recent Benton MacKaye Trail fires, BMT fire perimeters, hotspots and surface BMT smoke information.

The table below shows fires near the BMT. Fires on trail or within a mile of the trail will show red text. If a fire perimeter intersects the trail the table will show start/end trail mile, first encounter to last encounter, the entire segment is not necessarily burned.

View google maps of National & BMT Smoke, National & BMT Fires/Perimeters or both layers together. Fires/Perimeters are updated every 4 hours, surface smoke is updated hourly. A Fire weather map showing red flag warnings, fire weather watches, etc, is also available. A 4 hour heat map of Air Quality Index is also available.

Surface smoke data and fire weather is from NOAA, fires/perimeters are from National Interagency Fire Center and hot spots are from NASA.

Fire Year (1801 to present):

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

#UpdatedFire Name
(click for map)
from trail
Trail Mile
Trail Mile
1Mar 19, 2023Trimont19.39244.02--5
2Mar 10, 2023Rx - French Broad Field12.72302.16--1
3Mar 8, 2023Morrow Rx4.23131.94-100%1
4Mar 7, 2023Buffalo Rx Crd4.8785.15--1
5Mar 7, 2023Rx - Tipton Oliver7.25214.2--1
6Mar 7, 2023Rx - Cemetery Marsh7.98214.23--1
7Mar 7, 2023Sumac Site Prep Rx - Crd9.378.85--1
8Mar 1, 2023Rx - Falls Branch4.4491.79--1
9Feb 28, 2023Rx - Turkey Creek4.66155.49--1
10Feb 27, 2023Rx - Bivens Branch4.26185.73--1
11Feb 22, 2023Stecoah Gap5.7224.7--1
12Feb 14, 2023Rx - Presswood Mountain3.65117.21--1
13Feb 14, 2023Rx - Maple Branch7.37214.24--1
14Feb 9, 2023Rx - Mcintyre1.97166.93--1
15Feb 8, 2023Rx - Duckett Ridge0.49130--1
16Feb 7, 2023Rx - Piney FlatsOn Trail110.13110.11
17Feb 7, 2023Rx - Little Lost Creek0.47111.77--1
18Feb 7, 2023Rx - Lost Corral3.8117.44--1
19Feb 7, 2023Rx - Old Work Center Site4.6890.34--1
20Feb 7, 2023Rx - Iron Ore Road - 2 Plots5.4491.72--1
21Feb 7, 2023Rx - Hogback Ridge Road- 3 Plots5.73121.21--1
22Feb 7, 2023Rx - Chilhowie Campground5.9117.14--1
23Feb 7, 2023Rx - Sina Branch Road - 7 Plots7.3591.17--1
24Feb 7, 2023Rx - Fssr 220k - 2 Plots7.49121.26--1
25Feb 6, 2023Rx - Smith Mountain2.61128.48--1
26Jan 30, 2023Rx - Marys Branch0.66113.75--1
27Jan 30, 2023Rx - Rough Creek A0.7196.72--1
28Jan 30, 2023Rx - Stillhouse2.4893.9--1
29Jan 30, 2023Rx - Sylco Campground4.1691.1--1
30Jan 30, 2023Rx - Sylco Ridge4.7491.12--1
31Jan 30, 2023Rx - Seed Orchard5.77117.14--1
32Jan 30, 2023Rx - Hasking Creek6.2591.11--1
33Jan 30, 2023Rx - Mccamey Ridge6.56117.21--1
34Jan 28, 2023Squirrel Creek3.8752.96--5
35Jan 26, 2023Rx - Beaver Dam0.28159.34--1
36Jan 26, 2023Rx - Whigg Ridge0.53161.79--1
37Jan 26, 2023Rx - Cow Camp1.74185.73--1
38Jan 26, 2023Rx - Mcnabb3.57161.75--1
39Jan 26, 2023Rx - Salt Spring3.59185.68--1
40Jan 26, 2023Rx - Flats Footes3.76180.81--1
41Jan 26, 2023Rx - Miller Mine4.18143.36--1
42Jan 26, 2023Rx - Blue Mountain4.24185.69--1
43Jan 26, 2023Rx - Starr Mountain7.54121.24--1
44Jan 26, 2023Rx - Huckleberry8.28143.42--1
45Jan 5, 2023Rx - Chestnut Ridge7.88302.17--1
46Jan 5, 2023Rx - Big Creek Fields10.51302.16--1
47Jan 5, 2023Rx - Walnut10.59302.19--1
48Jan 5, 2023Rx - Gillot Branch Field11.2302.21--1
49Jan 5, 2023Rx - Walker Field11.3302.17--1
50Jan 5, 2023Rx - Wolf Creek Fields11.6302.16--1
51Jan 5, 2023Rx - Meadow Creek14.38302.13--1
52Jan 5, 2023Rx - Little Clifty14.66302.13--1
53Jan 5, 2023Rx - Brush Creek14.85302.14--1

Change Log

June 19, 2021: Fixed for NIFC data source changes.

April 18, 2021: Added all fires from 1801 to present.

August 30, 2020: Added 'Nearest Trail Mile'.

August 24, 2020: Added surface smoke.

August 23, 2020: Added hotspots.

August 19, 2020: Initial release.

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