Update: Wildfire keeps burning in Shenandoah National Park

It’s grown to 5,600 acres

Since Sunday, the damage has grown to an estimated 5,600 acres and efforts were “conducted yesterday to burn vegetation near the Beldor Hollow Community to help contain the fire to that area. Crews are confident that the fire will hold at Beldor Hollow Rd.”

Thus far, fourteen trails have closed including: Appalachian Trail from Doyles River Overlook to Powell Gap, Rockytop Trail, Rocky Mount Trail, Big Run Loop, Gap Run Trail, Austin Mountain Trail, Onemile Run Trail, Patterson Ridge Trail, Big Run Portal Trail, Madison Run Spur, Rocky Mountain Run Trail, Madison Run Fire Road.

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In Elkton, about 20 minutes from Harrisonburg, smoke smelled and appeared yesterday, but in the third day of the fire smoke has blanketed Harrisonburg due to a “wind shift.” The CDC released a statement about how to protect yourselves from wildfire smoke.

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It’s not cloudy, by the way – the sky is gray with smoke

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