Saturday, February 19, 2011
fires quickly taxing resources
As of 1:00 PM Rockingham County has banned all burning until further notice due to the dry, windy conditions.
The Rockingham ECC is reporting that there are several large wildfires in progress throughout the county.
Multiple agencies are on the scene of a brush fire on Route 33 West near Coffman Lane and Coopers Mountain Road.
Robby Talbert with the Virginia Department of Forestry says that the fire has already consumed about 300 acres.
Winds out of the west are blowing smoke and ash from that fire towards the City of Harrisonburg.
Talbert says the fire has good containment on the western front and that structure containment is in place.
There are currently no evacuations in place and there are no critical homes in the path of the fire.
Crews in Page County are on the scene of a brush fire on Hook Hill Road near 340 North.
Shenandoah County officials are reporting several brush fires in the county.
WHSV is following all of these fires and will provide updates throughout the day.