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WCFR respond yet another brush fire as burn go in effect

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report responding to a wildfire that threatened multiple homes on Apple Mountain Feb. 10.

Eight unites responded to the fire with a second alarm being requested for additional apparatus and personnel to help contain the fire.

Investigations determined that a controlled burn from a land clearing operation spread to an adjoining 2 acres of wooded area and threatened several nearby homes.

Firefighters took approximately 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

As a result of this incident Warren County was temporarily without coverage.

Additional units from Strasburg, Middletown and Stephens City were able to cover during the time Warren County was busy.

A reminder that Virginia’s outdoor burning law goes into effect February 15 through April 30.

Outdoor burns are prohibited before 4 p.m. and must be monitored at all times and completely out by midnight.

Also you are asked to call your local fire departments to let them know that you are burning. 

Violations can result in at least a class 3 misdemeanor with a $500 fine.

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