March 8, 2014
SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. The U.S. Forest Service says a 1,400-acre fire in the Monongahela National Forest is 40 percent contained.
The fire was reported last Sunday in the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District of the national forest. That is about 11 miles southwest of Petersburg and 3 miles northeast of Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County.
The Forest Service said Saturday about 175 firefighters and support staff and several pieces of heavy equipment were battling the fire. A helicopter is also assisting.
There have been no reports of structure damage or injuries.