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(WOOD BRIDGE, Va.) — Police and rescue crews intensified their search for a Virginia firefighter who went missing last week.

Nicole Mittendorff, 31, of Woodbridge was reported missing Friday when she didn’t show up for her job with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Around 100 federal, state and volunteer search and rescue teams spent Monday searching in the Shenandoah National Forest for Mittendorff, according to officials.

Police had to conclude their search efforts at sundown due to the steep, challenging terrain of the area they were searching in, but added they would begin again early Tuesday morning.

The search is concentrated around White Oak Canyon Trail, where Mittendorff’s car was found Saturday evening. So far, there is still no evidence to indicate foul play, according to police.

She last had contact by text message with her family on Wednesday.

Fairfax Fire and Rescue will hold a press conference Tuesday morning to give an update on the search.

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