The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 27, 2014

New River Gorge fire is contained; trail reopens


The Associated Press

— Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that’s been burning in the New River Gorge National River for about a week.

Park ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk said Sunday some material is still smoldering. But she says it doesn’t threaten the containment lines.

The Fern Creek Fire burned about 130 acres and prompted the temporary closure of the Endless Wall Trail and associated climbing areas.

Perkowski-Sisk says both the trail and climbing areas have reopened.

The fire, reported April 20, will continue to be monitored as a precaution, Perkowsi-Sisk says.