Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Firefighters keep battling fires in Botetourt, Craig, Alleghany counties
Roanoke Times
About 35 firefighters today battled a 700-acre fire, said to have ignited over the weekend on Cove Mountain in Botetourt County and along Barbours Creek in Craig County. Authorities with the US Forest Service said ...


 Wildfire Burning 700 Acres on Potts Mountain
WSET
The biggest one, more than 700 acres, is burning on Potts Mountain, right where Allegheny, Botetourt and Craig Counties meet. People in those areas are seeing the effects of the Red Flag Warning up on Potts Mountain. Flames consumed the area affected, ...


Weather service warns of wildfire danger
Richmond Times Dispatch
Fires have burned more than 1100 acres in the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Botetourt, Craig and Alleghany counties, according to the US Forest Service. Fire officials say at least 50 acres have burned in Shenandoah County, ...


Areas affected: Alleghany; Bath; Bland; Botetourt; Carroll; Craig; Floyd ...
WDBJ7
Freeze Watch issued April 10 at 12:06AM EDT until April 11 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS Blacksburg ...FREEZING CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING... .A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION DURING THE DAY TUESDAY.


 Dry air and soil, strong winds trigger fire concerns
Washington Post (blog)
In southwest Virginia, 1100 acres have burned in the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Botetourt, Craig and Allegany counties. What can you do to reduce the fire risk? Here are some fire safety tips, courtesy Prince George's county: ...


Grand jury indicts Covington man on capital murder charge
Roanoke Times
He has since been convicted of eluding police and reckless driving in Botetourt County, petit larceny, obstruction of justice, assault and battery, underage possession of alcohol, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.


Virginia in the middle of spring fire season
Daily Press
The Associated Press reported Monday that fires have burned more than 1100 acres in the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Botetourt, Craig and Alleghany counties. Also, a wildfire in the George Washington National Forest in Shenandoah ...


Fire Officials: Conditions Prime for Wildfires
The Charlottesville Newsplex
In the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest, fires have burned more than 1100 acres in Botetourt, Craig and Alleghany counties. Fire officials say at least 50 acres have burned in Shenandoah County. And a wildfire in Page County has burned 621 ...


     

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