VIRGINIA — The Virginia Interagency Coordination Center saw two wildfires impact the State of Virginia on both February 14th and 15th, 2023.
Wildfires don’t wait for fire season. On February 9, 2023, several wildfires broke out across the State of Virginia, burning hundreds of acres in the Counties of Bedford, Dickenson, Dinwiddle, Rockingham, Russell, and Scott. – Forestry VA
Here is a breakdown of the two most recent fires:
HAWK NORTH FIRE
This wildfire broke out on February 15, 2023, prompting fire personnel and resources to be dispatched through the Coordination Center at 1626 hours.
The fire broke out in the Hawk Campground in Hampshire, West Virginia, where it has been contained on the same day it broke out at 1009 hours.
There were 6.4 acres burned.
BRUSHY MOUNTAIN FIRE
Fire resources were dispatched on Valentine’s Day around 1610 hours to the Brushy Mountain area for a wildfire.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire the following day at 1009 hours. The fire scorched about 13.3 acres.
It is unknown what caused both wildfires.
Photo Credit: Forestry VA | Photo of a wildfire from February 9, 2023.
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