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?
Benton McKaye, the “father of the Appalachian Trail,” was also instrumental in passage of the Wilderness Act. Shenandoah National Park carries on Benton McKaye’s legacy with 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail and almost 80,000 acres of designated wilderness. More...