Forest Fires Break Out Around the Region

By: Brooks Jarosz Email
By: Brooks Jarosz Email

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several forest fires are being blamed on dry weather conditions.

Firefighters tell WSAZ.com two forest fires have burned close to 100 acres in Boone and Logan counties.

West Virginia Department of Forestry officials say the first fire began in Mifflin late Thursday night. More than 60 acres were burned.

Several other fires were sparked by higher temperatures this weekend. The fires did not damage any buildings or cause any injuries.

In Floyd County, Kentucky there was a major fire that broke out close to downtown Prestonsburg. WSAZ.com was sent chopper video that shows smoke rising from the trees.

Forecasters expect hit and miss showers that will help dampen forest beds and prevent some of the forest fires and brush fire breakouts.

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