Craddockville man charged with fire in national park

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May 22, 1986A 30-year-old man, who accidentally started the largest fire in the history of the Shenandoah National Park, has been charged with lighting a camp stove that burned out of control.

The Craddockville man was officially charged Tuesday and was to receive a summons Wednesday, according to Chief Ranger Larry Hakel.

The man and his wife were camping in a wilderness area of the Park east of Port Republic May 2, when a burning piece of toilet paper, which was used to light a camp stove, blew into the woods. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier

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