• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Lewis Peak Fire Fully Contained

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Date: May 4, 2007
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.

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