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Crystal Springs Fire

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Approximate Location

38.119 latitude, -78.822 longitude

Incident Overview

The Crystal Springs Fire was reported to the park on Sunday April 20 2014 at 4:50 pm local time. The fire was contained at 7 pm Monday April 21. The fire is located in the south district of the park on the flank of Turk Mountain southwest of Crimora Lakes and northeast of Waynesboro VA. On the above map it is the lower of the two fires. (The upper fire shows the Rocks Mountain Fire which was contained in March.) The Crystal Springs Fire was declared controlled at 6 pm on Thursday April 24. The fire will be monitored until it is declared out.

Late winter through green up in spring is Virginia's primary fire season.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday April 20th, 2014 approx. 04:50 PM
LocationSouth District, southwest of Crimora Lakes, northeast of Waynesboro
Incident CommanderJohn Fry

Current Situation

Size22 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Leaf litter, mountain laurel, bug-killed trees, mixed pine and hardwood.

Significant Events

Declared controlled at 6 pm on Thursday, April 24.


Planned Actions

Fire will be monitored until declared out.

Unit Information

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Shenandoah National Park
National Park Service
3655 US Highway 211 East
Luray, VA 22835

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