Monongahela National Forest Reopens Before Start of Hunting Season

PENDLETON COUNTY, WV. (WHSV) -- The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Monongahela National Forest. Rangers reopened the area at 12 a.m. on Sunday, just a day before deer hunting season begins in West Virginia.

Rangers said the fire is fully contained. The fire spanned more than 1,600 acres.

If you visit the forest this week, there will still be crews and a helicopter working to monitor what's left of the fire.

Hunters are permitted to use rifles in the forest for deer hunting season, which starts on Monday in West Virginia.


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