Virginia’s Rocky Mountain Wildfire Explodes | Update 4

FIRE INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Rocky Mountain Wildfire that originally started on April 16, 2016 around 1300 hours on Saturday, had been fairly small with 200 acres burning inside the Shenandoah National Park that grew into 500 acres by Sunday.  Today however, it has literally exploded to 2094 acres as the weather becomes more dry and fair today.

Firefighters

Fire Photo. Photo Credit: A. Williams, NPS

IMPORTANT FIRE INFO

If you have concerns or questions regarding the fire, please call the fire information office. 540-999-2152.

Rocky Mtn Fire.

Photo Credit: A. Williams, NPS

ACTIVE SEARCH & RESCUE OPERATION

It has come to our attention that the Virginia State Police and Shenandoah National Park personnel are working closely together to locate a missing woman that disappeared inside the Park.  Nicole K. Mittendorf, 31, was reported missing to State Police on April 15th from Woodbridge, Virginia.  Her 2009 Mini Cooper was said to be abandoned inside the Park and recovered on April 16th.

Mittendorff is a white female with blonde hair and green eyes. She is 5’6 and weighs approximately 125 lbs.

  

Photo Courtesy:  Virginia State Police

Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts is asked to call Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026 or #77 on a cell phone or 911 or email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

SEARCHERS CONTINUE WHILE FIRE RAGES ON

Over 100 Federal, State and SAR teams have been searching for Nicole since Monday when she was reported missing.    They have been focusing near the Whiteoak Canyon Trail near Syria, Virginia without any signs of the missing woman.

Photo Credit: Virginia State Police

Firefighters will continue to actively work along the Park’s boundary and Skyline Drive.

PERSONNEL

Over 100 fire personnel from the National Park Service, Virginia  Department of Forestry, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Services, Georgia Forestry Commission and  from Department of Forestry Pueblo County.

Additional Firefighters and equipment have been requested and are en route.

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