Wildfire Continues To Burn

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

Upper Tract, W. Va. (WHSV) The wildfire continues to grow in the National Forest in Pendleton county. We know some parts of the forest is being forced to shutdown because this fire is so large. Neighbors tell us they are glad it is not heading in the direction of nearby homes. At last check, the fire burned more than 2-Square miles.

The U.S. Forest Service said the fire is 20 percent contained.

Pendleton County's fire management officer said this is the largest fire they have seen since the 1950's.

"It's spreading pretty quick, I mean it is dry, we've had very little rain lately. I mean anything could catch fire now," said Kevin Cross, who lives in Upper Tract, West Virginia.

Cross doesn't believe any businesses are being impacted by the fire.

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