The Kennedy Peak Fire is located approximately 9 miles south/southeast of the town of Woodstock and 5 miles NW of Luray, VA. The fire is approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Kennedy Peak.
Cooperators: Virginia Department of Forestry, National Park Service, USDA Forest Service
The Kennedy Peak Trail and observation Tower are open
Date of Origin:
Thursday November 14th, 2019 approx. 04:00 PM
The fire is approximately 1.5 miles north of Kennedy Peak and 5 miles NW of Luray VA
Hardwood Litter; Timber (Litter and understory); Short grasses
Fire behavior is Minimal; Creeping; Backing; Smoldering
Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop up containment lines including cutting down hazard trees. Smoke may continue to be visible for several days.
Terrain is steep and rocky, only egress via a 3.5 mile trail. Falling tree hazards
A cold front will cross the region today, bringing showers to much of the region. Low pressure will develop over the Mid Mississippi Valley Friday night and track northeastward across the Mid-Atlantic
through early Sunday. A period of steady rain is expected Saturday afternoon and night, with freezing rain possible over the higher elevations. High pressure and dry weather are expected to return later Sunday into early next week.
Fire Unit Information
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
Roanoke, VA 24019