Wildfire impacting Big Meadows, Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park
MADISON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) --
UPDATE: As of Saturday, 1,900 acres have been burned by the fire.
Crews are working to establish new containment lines in Shenandoah National Park.
The Madison County wildfire is now impacting some parts of the Shenandoah National Park.
According to the park, smoky conditions are being experienced near Whiteoak, Old Rag, and Big Meadows.
People with respiratory issues are urged to avoid the area.
Additionally, power has been temporarily cut to the Big Meadows area.
Generators are being used to keep the facilities open, but services may be limited.
Emergency communications officials in Madison County say the fire in the area of Quaker Run Road has now burned out to the containment lines in several areas, but those lines are holding for the most part.
There was one part on the western flank of the fire that crossed the containment line, and firefighters have been working to re-establish containment around it.