UPDATE: Page County Blaze Grows To 600 Acres

Firefighters Battle Wildfire Near Town Of Shenandoah

Posted: April 9, 2012

Editor's note: The following is an update to the original story, which appears below.

SHENANDOAH— The size of the wildfire near the town of Shenandoah in Page County is estimated at 621 acres at this time, according to firefighters on the scene.

Helicopters were sent up overnight to get an overview of the fire and were able to gauge the size of the blaze through global positioning satellite data.

The fire, which started at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, is located in the Shipwreck area, near the Page and Rockingham county line.

A staging area has been set up near Shenandoah on Rinacas Corner Road.

The Daily News-Record will continue to update this story as more details become available. 


Original story posted Monday morning:


SHENANDOAH— Area firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire near the town of Shenandoah in Page County.

The fire is located in the Shipwreck area, near the Page and Rockingham county line and is not related to a wildfire burning in Shenandoah County near Wolf Gap.

Fire crews are still trying to determine the size of the fire, but say at least 50 acres have burned so far. A staging area has been set up near Shenandoah on Rinacas Corner Road.

The Daily News-Record will update this story as more details become available. 




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