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Gate Mountain

Unit Information

George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
Roanoke, VA 24019

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Incident Contact

Stephanie Chapman
Phone: 540-432-0187

The Gate Mountain Fire was reported on Friday, April 13, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM. It is located south of SR 259 near Fulks Run on Gate Mountain in Rockingham County, VA.

The estimated acreage is 1,040 acres as of April 17, 2018. The area received three inches of rain April 15, and is now being monitored.

The Virginia Department of Forestry and USDA Forest Service are cooperating on this incident with a total of 34 personnel assigned to the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday April 13th, 2018 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationSouth of SR 259 near Fulks Run on Gate Mountain
Incident CommanderUSDA Forest Service
Coordinates38.62 latitude, -79.006 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel34
Size1,040 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Hardwood Litter

Brush (2 feet)


Planned Actions

Monitor and strengthen containment lines, mop up fire interior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The fire received 2.25" rain on 4/15/18