Lewis Peak Fire Fully Contained
Contact: Barb Stewart, 434-220-9065
The Lewis Peak Fire in Shenandoah National Park is 100% contained. Some firefighters will remain for a few days to mop up and monitor the fire. The burn area, measured using GPS technology, is 215 acres.
Trails in the vicinity will remain closed. Effected trails include: Rocky Top, Austin Mountain and Lewis Peak. For current trail status call 540-999-3500.
The lightning caused fire was reported to the park Tuesday afternoon at 1:14 pm. It is located within Shenandoah National Park near Grottoes, Virginia.
Did You Know?
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Big Meadows in August 1933 and returned to Big Meadows in July 1936 to dedicate Shenandoah National Park.