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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rich Hole Wilderness Wildfire

The following pictures were taken by someone at the Rockbridge Alum Springs Youth Camp in Rockbridge County . They are GREAT shots really showing the challanges firefighters face when wildfires impact the Wildland Urban Interface.
Rockbridge Alum Springs Youth Life Camp

Rich Hole Fire (4/12/2012 @ 5:00 p.m.)
PIO’s Alan Craft and Karen Grubbs (540) 962-2214
Location- 17 miles east of Covington in the Simpson Creek drainage of eastern Alleghany County and western Rockbridge County.  Estimated 80% of fire is burning in the Rich Hole Wilderness.  Fire is burning on private land and national forest.
Total acres:  3,669
SR 60 (between I-64 Exit 35 and 43)
Fire reported 4/9/2012 at 7:00 p.m. and cause is under investigation.
Total Personnel Assigned: 180

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