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Grindstone Mountain Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Alex Faught
Phone: 540-432-0187

Forest Service to Conduct Controlled Burn for Grindstone Mountain in Augusta County Today

Location: This 830 acre burn will take place on Grindstone Mountain located in Augusta County near Stokesville, VA.

Date and Time: The Forest Service will begin ignitions on March 20, 2019. This controlled burn will be completed over 2-3 days. Firefighters will monitor the area for several days after the burn is over.

Objective: These burns are conducted to maintain early successional species, which favor open grass and shrub land habitats.

Additional Information: Residents of surrounding areas may see and smell light smoke for several days, especially in the mornings and evenings. Smoke may be visible along sections of CR 95 and Tillman Roads for the duration of the burn. Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginWednesday March 20th, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM
Coordinates38.364 latitude, -79.185 longitude

Current Situation

Size830 Acres