A slow-moving wildfire broke out on Thursday, March 17, 2016, around 3 in the
morning on forest lands of George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The fire is said to be located 10 miles East of Raphine, Virginia and West of Blue Ridge Parkway within Saint Mary’s Wilderness in Augusta County.
Fire fuel is Timber with litter and understory.
There are currently 80 personnel assigned to this incident. Incident Cooperators for
this fire included National Park Service, Augusta Fire-Rescue and the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Firefighters are currently working to establish / improve containment lines using existing trails and natural features. There is minimal fire growth, as a wintry mix fell upon the fire ground.
810 acres have been scorched. There is no info on the cause or suspected cause of the fire. It is under investigation.
No injuries or structures being threatened have been reported at the time this post was written.
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