Kennedy Peak
FIRE
745
acres
19.5 mi
SW of Front Royal, VA
95%
containment
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 5 mins, 55 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6660
Fire Start: Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

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     


Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Thursday November 14th, 2019 approx. 04:00 PM
Location:
The fire is approximately 1.5 miles north of Kennedy Peak and 5 miles NW of Luray VA
Incident Commander:
Brent Foltz
Coordinates:
38.757, -78.466

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
19
Size (Acres):
745
Containment:
95%
Fuels Involved:
Hardwood Litter; Timber (Litter and understory); Short grasses
Significant Events:
Fire behavior is Minimal; Creeping; Backing; Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters will continue to monitor and mop up containment lines including cutting down hazard trees. Smoke may continue to be visible for several days.
Remarks:
Terrain is steep and rocky, only egress via a 3.5 mile trail. Falling tree hazards

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
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.

Contact

Incident Contact
Stephanie Chapman
Email: stephanie.l.chapman@usda.gov
Phone: 540-984-4101
Fire Unit Information
George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
Virginia
Roanoke, VA 24019