UPDATE: Wildfires Burn Nearly 17,000 Acres in Virginia

Firefighters continue to battle wildfires that have burned nearly 17,000 acres in Virginia. The Forest Service says more than 360 firefighters from 23 states have helped battle the blazes.

Page County Wildfire

April 12, 2012

Firefighters continue to battle wildfires that have burned nearly 17,000 acres in Virginia.

The largest fire is in a remote area in Alleghany County ten miles west of Covington. The U.S. Forest Service says nearly 7,000 acres have burned since Saturday.

Another fire in Page County is more than six miles long and has burned 5,400 acres. Large fires also are burning in Craig and Shenandoah counties, along with smaller fires in other areas.

The Forest Service says more than 360 firefighters from 23 states have helped battle the blazes.

A section of Route 850 near the Alleghany-Rockbridge county line and part of Route 770 in Alleghany County remain closed because of wildfires.


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