Fire Images of Rocky Mountain Fire

Fire Photography has been around forever, or at least as it seems.  We will note that all of the Fire Images shown in our posts are given the most accurate Photo Credits / Courtesy as possible.  We do not lie any claims to those photos as they are the sole property of the photographers listed.

Fire Stats

  • Started – 4/16/2016 – 1315 Hours
  • Location – South Zone of Shenandoah National Park, NE of Grottoes, Rockingham County, in Luray, Virginia.
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Containment – 90% as of 4/28/2016
  • Acres:  10,326
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber (litter/understory), brush and grass
  • Fire Behavior:  Minimal, smolder

PHOTO CREDIT – A. WILLIAMS, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Evening Rocky Mtn Fire

Rocky Mtn Fire NPS Photo A.Williams

Rocky Mtn Fire.

PHOTO CREDIT – VIRGINIA DEPT OF FORESTRY

PHOTO CREDIT – JENNIFER RABUCK, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Smoke rises across a ridge in the background

PHOTO CREDIT – RITA BAYSINGER, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Type 1 (hotshot) firefighters get their gear together before heading out for the day.

Photogrpher in foreground and a pilot in a helmet, sitting in the cockpit of his Type 2 helicopter is his subject.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in a blue and gray jacket speaks in front of a large map of the Rocky Mtn Fire 2016.

Smoke billows up from mountain side after aerial ignition

PHOTO COURTESY – INCIWEB

View of Rocky Mtn Fire from Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

Smoke visible from Rocky Mtn Fire

Firefighters

Helicopter

Superintendent Northup addresses firefighters at morning briefing

Media Tour on the Rocky Mtn Fire April 24, 2016

front of a helicopter says N.P Police

Map of the Appalachian Trail in eastern US

PHOTO CREDIT – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

PHOTO COURTESY – NASA

picture of the burn scar and active fire area at the edges from space

photo from space showing a close view of the burned area and active fire edges with labels

We’d like to Thank the men and women behind the fire images knowing how much time and effort to put these great fire images out to all of us. Thank you for sharing your many talents and bringing to life what it is really looks like on the fire ground. – Ed.

 

Sources:  Inciweb, Shenandoah NPS, NASA, VA Department of Forestry