Rain and snow dampen the Rocks Mountain fire in Shenandoah National Park

newspaperBefore the fire reached containment lines, rain, sleet and snow fell on the Rocks Mountain Fire late Sunday and much of Monday. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire and, when the snow melts, firefighters will patrol the area for hot spots.

“The goal remains to keep the fire inside the park and, thanks to the firefighters’ hard work and the precipitation, we’re confident we can do that,” Shenandoah National Park Superintendent Jim Northup said.

The area burned prior to the arrival of the winter storm encompasses approximately 450 acres in the park’s South District, just northeast of Crimora, Virginia. Previous estimated acreages were low. The fire was reported to the park at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The following trails remain closed: Riprap, Wildcat Ridge, Rocks Mountain and Paine Run.

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