WILDFIRE: Mud Pond Fire | George Washington, Jefferson NF | Update 2

FIRE SUMMARY

The Mud Pond fire is burning in the Mud Pond area of Rockingham County, Virginia on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and near the community of Union Springs.

The fire was detected on the night of November 13, 2015.  The cause is still unknown at this time and is under current investigation.  Fire is minimal and backing.

Currently, there is no containment on the fire and Fire Managers state they have no known date as to when it will be contained.  So far, 629 acres have been burned.

RESOURCES

There are a total of 9 Firefighters, 1 dozer and 1 engine assigned to this incident from the Virginia Department of Forestry and the National Park Services.  27 personnel attached to this fire incident.

FUTURE TACTICS

Firefighters are expecting a wind expect on Wednesday into Thursday and therefore will be making efforts to establish and maintain existing fireline, mop-up and rehab firelines.

CLOSURES

The following areas and/or roads have been closed to hunters and the general public.

  • Cliff Trail #429
  • Mud Pond Gap Trail #544
  • Blueberry Trail #544a
  • Hidden Rocks Trail #511
  • Portion of Meadow Knob #428
  • The Peach Pond Road #FR225C

REMINDERS

Fire Managers are asking Hunters to obey all the closures as hunting is not permitted in these areas due to active wildfire.

 

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