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    National Park Virginia

Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park Declared Contained

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Date: March 13, 2014

Shenandoah National Park fire personnel have walked the entire Rocks Mountain Fire perimeter looking for areas that may still be burning. Ā Firefighters did not detect any open flames or smoke within the burn perimeter; therefore, the Rocks Mountain Fire has been declared 100% contained. However, due to the high winds forecasted for the area today, fire management staff will continue to monitor the fire area over the next couple of days. A controlled date for the fire is expected next week.

The fire, which was reported to the park at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, has been mapped at 464 acres.

Until the Rocks Mountain Fire has been declared controlled, the following trails remain closed:Riprap, Wildcat Ridge, Rocks Mountain and Paine Run.

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