Quaker Run Fire nearly contained in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Quaker Run Fire in Madison County is now almost entirely contained.
It is 90% contained as of Thursday, November 16, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
“With minimal fire activity, many firefighters will leave the Quaker Run Fire today and travel to other fires that need resources. Remaining crews will patrol the fire’s perimeter, monitor for reburn and repair trails. The voluntary evacuation order for Finks Hollow Lane has been lifted,” VDOF said in an announcement late Thursday.
This does not mean the fire is out. It means it is nearly enclosed by control lines and is not likely to spread.
Members of the Virginia National Guard have also been helping firefighters in Madison County. Wednesday, they patrolled previously burned areas to look for hotspots. They also used blowers to clear newly-fallen leaves to help prevent re-burns, and to maintain fire containment.
The wildfire has burned approximately 3,937 acres since it started on October 24.
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