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South Fork Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 12/5/2013

Approximate Location

38.789 latitude, -78.426 longitude

Incident Overview

View of South Fork Fire from across the Shenandoah River

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Current Status: The South Fork Fire was reported on Monday November 18 2013. This fire was located fourteen miles north of Luray VA. It was north of Habron Gap south of Indian Grave Ridge and west of State Roads 684 and 717 in both Page and Shenandoah Counties.

Acreage: 609 Acres

Containment: As of December 1 2013 the fire is 100% contained

Date and Cause Reported: The fire was reported on Monday November 18 2013 at 3:00 pm. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.

Cooperators: Virginia Department of Forestry; Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue; Page County Fire and Rescue; Shenandoah National Park; Bureau of Indian Affairs; and US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Restrictions and Closures: None

General Fire Information:

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday November 18th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM
Location14 miles north of Luray, VA
Incident CommanderJay Collett

Current Situation

Size609 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday December 01st, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Hardwood Timber Litter

Significant Events

Unit Information

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George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
5162 Valleypointe Parkway
Roanoke, VA 24019

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