WMNF Dilly Fire Update
Campton, NH October 18, 2017 On Tuesday, October 17th a hot spot flared up within the interior of the Dilly Fire area, sending a significant amount of smoke into the air and prompting several 911 calls. Due to the increased fire activity, management of the fire reverted back to Unified Command with the US Forest Service, State of NH and Woodstock Fire Department. Firefighters from the Woodstock Fire Department and White Mountain National Forest are continuing to monitor the fire. Increased winds and warmer temperatures will continue to increase fire activity, resulting in hot spots and visible smoke.
The fire remains contained. Due to the very steep rugged terrain and heavy accumulation of duff on the ground the fire will continue to burn at various intensities until extinguished by a rain or snow event.
Lost River and the Society for the Protection of NH Forest’s, Dilly Trail remain closed. The emergency closure order issued by the US Forest Service remains in effect for portions of the Kinsman Ridge Trail (Appalachian Trail) and surrounding areas. Hikers seeking to visit the area are encouraged to consult the White Mountain National Forest website for updates before their hike at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whitemountain/alerts-notices/?aid=43881.