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Wildfires Burn More Than 14,000 Acres in Virginia

by AP posted Apr 12 2012 10:26AM
COVINGTON, Va. (AP) - Firefighters continue to battle wildfires that have burned more than 14,000 acres in Virginia.
The largest fire is in a remote area in Alleghany County 10 miles west of Covington. The Virginia Department of Forestry says more than 6,000 acres have burned since Saturday.
Another fire in Page County is more than 5 miles long and has burned more than 4,700 acres.
Large fires also are burning in Craig and Shenandoah counties, along with smaller fires in other areas.
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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Wildfires Burn More Than 14,000 Acres in Virginia
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