Firefighters battle brush fire for multiple days

Published: Nov. 5, 2022 at 11:46 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2022 at 1:46 AM EDT
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Update 11/6/2022 @ 9:30 p.m.

LAVALETTE, W.Va. (WSAZ)-More than 100 acres have burned in a brush fire in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Firefighters we’re still working to contain the fire nearly 24 hours later.

The fire first broke out on Saturday around 11:15 a.m.

Neighbors in the area said the smoke was intense.

“Oh, it’s terrible. It makes your eyes water,” said Ella Mae Capron. “It’s scary.”

It’s unclear how the fire started.

A spokesperson for the West Virginia Division of Forestry tells WSAZ big problem firefighters are running into is leftover damage from the destructive ice storm in past years.

Ceredo Fire Department, Wayne Fire Department, Lavalette Volunteer Fire Department, and the WV Division of Forestry are working to contain the brush fire.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LAVALETTE, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Firefighters are on scene of a fire in Wayne County, West Virginia.

Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com the fire was first reported to the 911 center just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

First responders dealt with windy and dry conditions while they tried to contain the fire.

As of Saturday evening, the fire was still burning.

Lavalette Volunteer Fire Department, Ceredo Fire Department, and the Forestry Department are on scene.

This is a developing story.

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