Units from 4 states respond to mountain fire

Fire crews from Frederick County Virginia joined 5 units from West Virginia 3 from Maryland and 3 from Pennsylvania to fight a mountain fire.

Several sources including the Morgan Messenger report the crews spent most of last night Mar. 21 working a 50 acre fire at the top of Sleepy Creek Mountain near White’s Gap.

Reports indicate that heavy smoke may still be visible but the fire is contained by hand dug fire lines and the natural barrier of the Meadows Branch Stream.

The West Virginia Department of Forestry is monitoring the situation through the coming days.

Authorities ask that if you see fire on the mountain you should call 911.

It is reported at this time there is no danger to residents.

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