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post #31 of 52 Old 04-08-2012, 09:06 PM
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There is a wildfire up on Potts right now. The USFS is going to let it burn, as there are no dwellings up there.


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post #32 of 52 Old 04-09-2012, 05:37 AM
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Thanks, could you please keep me inform.
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post #33 of 52 Old 04-09-2012, 07:57 AM
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Absolutely. If I don't check this thread, PM me to remind me later in the week.

As of right now, it's about 1000 acre fire. The USFS is using Potts trail as a containment line, and is obviously closed for the time being.

There are about 50 firefighters, 2 dozers, and a helicopter working the fire - from what I was told - they are just trying to contain it right now.

The USFS is suggesting it was human caused, but on other details are being given right now.

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The mountain is still on fire. As of this morning, 6906 acres burned, 60% containment now. We have rain in the forecast, so hopefully it will be out soon.

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From a local source:

"I received a note that they are going to try to have the Jeep trail open by May 5th. This is depending upon weather, monsoons, locusts etc...

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A FIRM DATE!!!!

The Pines campground has reopened.

I will post more as I find out more. "

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Anymore updates on Potts.
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From local club:

It appears that Memorial day weekend is now the projected date. Cindy (with USFS) and I had a discusion of the remaing work yesterday. The work that remains is going to beneficial for us.

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Where is this located at me and some friends would like to Check it out
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Craig County, closest town is New Castle VA.

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Any word as to the progress of the trail/fire?
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Fire is out - has been for a few weeks now. One source said the trail opened last weekend, one says it is this weekend (and this is the one I believe).

I'll try to verify with the USFS today.

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I'll try to verify with the USFS today.
Lemme know, I'm thinking about a trip there.
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Can't get ahold of my contact up there...I'll try again.

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