A new wildfire name the Gate Mountain Fire was recently reported on April 13, 2018 around 1700 hours.
It is located 8 miles west of Timberville and south of SR 259 near Fulks Run on Gate Mountain in Rockingham, Virginia and on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The fire behavior is active with backing, flanking and up hill runs. There has been 925 acres of hardwood litter and brush that has been destroyed.
Fire crews have reached a 50% containment status.
There are 42 personnel assigned to this incident along with 1 crew, 4 engines and 1 helicopter.
Incident Cooperators include the VA Department of Forestry and the USDA Forest Service.
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