Work Continues on Smith Run Fire
Today firefighters cut down hazardous trees along Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail within the Smith Run Fire burn area. Shenandoah National Park firefighters and the Asheville Interagency Hotshots will continue to work the fire to secure the perimeter. The fire's perimeter has not changed; the total acreage remains at approximately 2,000 acres. The fire is currently 80% contained.
Smoke and fire maybe visible from local communities as some leaves and dead trees continue to burn. Current and forecasted rains are not expected to extinguish the fire.
Did You Know?
American chestnut trees, whose trunks were killed off by a fungus blight long ago, still send up shoots that you can see along many of Shenandoah National Park’s trails.