The “Rocky Mount Fire” in the southern portion (just south of US-33) of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, appeared to be diminishing today as I visited the area, in the midst of rain showers.
The Weather Channel's story from early today is here.
There did not appear to be a credible threat to towns in the Valley or Piedmont below. The center of response was at the Volunteer Fire Department at Grottoes, VA on US 340, 10 miles south of US-33 (Elkton, from Harrisonburg).
However, the incident shows that wildfires can occur in the East and may in rare cases threaten property. And the problem could get worse if drought increases with climate change.