Fire in Shenandoah National Park Gets Bigger

By: Chay Lee
By: Chay Lee

Beefed up fire crews continue to fight smoke and flames this evening.

This is the third day they have been battling a blaze in Shenandoah National Park, but, despite their best efforts, the fire on Lewis Mountain keeps growing. 100 fire fighters from all over the valley including some from Arkansas are involved in battling the flames.

Today helicopters continued to drop water on the fire.But it continues to grow.

"The fire is getting bigger but that does not mean that it is a bad thing, sometimes we expect that to occur, but one of the ways that we fight the fire is by actually lighting smaller fires between the containment line and the larger fire," says Julena Campbell, a public information officer for Shenandoah National Park.

That's so the fire does not have anything left to burn.The crews who are there now will come down at around 7:30 tonight.

20 fire fighters will work into the night, along with a fire company from Puerto Rico who just arrived.

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