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Kennedy Peak Blaze Continues On

21 November 2019 Luray/Page County Shenandoah County News


November 21, 2019

SHENANDOAH COUNTY – A wildfire that began on Kennedy Peak has been spreading throughout the week.

The blaze began on Nov. 14, and while there is no official update for the spread of the fire today, the U.S. Forest Service released information yesterday that showed the fire had spread over 630 acres of land in Shenandoah and Page counties.

Several hiking trails have been closed due to the fire. Those include: fire service roads 1723 & 1711 and Page Valley overlook parking,  Massanutten Trail at the Kennedy Peak Trailhead,  Stephens Trail and Trailhead, and Habron Gap Trail.

The fire is about 9 miles south of Woodstock, and over 100 firefighters have been working to calm the blaze. Fire departments from all around the Shenandoah Valley and several national departments have combined their efforts at Kennedy Peak. As of yesterday, about 35% of the fire was contained by those combined services.

 

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