Two Forest Fires Still Burning in Page County

November 22, 2010

Two fires are still burning in parts of Page County. The fires began last Sunday in the Burner's Gap and Kennedy's Peak area.

Firefighters are getting it under control.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, both fires are about 50-percent contained. The Kennedy's Peak fire is now consuming 84 acres and the Burners Gap fire is consuming 350-acres.

"Residents in the area will still be seeing smoke for the next couple of days. There is a lot of stumps out there that will continue to burn," said Ted Coffman with the U.S. Forest Service.

Coffman says rails to Kennedy Peak are now open, which include
Stephens Trail, Kennedy Peak Trail and Massanutten Trail from Route 675 to Habron Gap.

Trails in Burner's Gap remain closed, which include Duncan Hollow Trail from Route 675 to Gap Creek Trail. Hunting is also restricted in this area.

Both fires remain under investigation.

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