VIDEO: Crews fighting wildfire in the Shenandoah National Park
The wildfire has since been contained, and cleanup has reportedly begun, the SNPS says.
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Crews were deployed to fight a wildfire in the Big Meadows area of the Shenandoah National Park Thursday afternoon.
The ShenandoahNPS (SNPS) says park staff noticed smoke around 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and began to respond.
The fire is near the Big Meadows area, the Rapidan Road is closed, and trails in the area have also been shut down, according to the SNPS.
According to the SNPS, hand crews led the initial attack against the blaze, and the United States Forest Service also responded and are assisting.
As of 5:30 p.m., the SNPS says around 13.5 acres have been affected by the fire, and the SNPS is reporting around 25% containment.
Around 10:45 p.m. the SNPS said that firefighters were able to contain the fire, and began the cleanup process.
This is a developing story, and we will share more information once we have it.
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