Quaker run fire update

photo credit Scott Bradley Hesson with permission

The Quaker Run fire has now burned over 1500 acres, but remains within its containment lines.

Friday, November 3rd, firefighters built backfires to reduce burnable materials and widen containment lines.

Shenandoah National Park officials are recommending that people avoid the areas of Whiteoak, Old Rag, and Big Meadows.

The power has been temporarily cut to Big Meadows and services are limited.

The Rapidan Tract of the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area is closed until further notice for safety reasons. 

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