News Release

Firefighters work to contain Millers Head Fire in Shenandoah National Park

Firefighters mop up debris for the Millers Head fire
Firefighters mop up debris left from Millers Head fire

NPS Staff

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: September 10, 2023

Contact: Carly Adams, 540-333-0742

LURAY, VA – National Park Service and Virginia Department of Forestry firefighters are actively establishing a fire line to contain the Millers Head Fire burning in Shenandoah National Park. The approximately two-and-a-half-acre fire is in steep and rocky terrain and continues to smolder in timber and leaf litter. Firefighters have contained about 10 percent of the fire.  

Initial reports indicate the wildland fire, which started late afternoon on Friday, September 8 is naturally caused. Park structures are not affected by the fire and all park trails and facilities are open.  

Updates are available on and An interactive web map is available at

Last updated: September 12, 2023

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

Contact Us