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Wildfires burning in 5 Va. counties

Monday - 4/9/2012, 12:49pm  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Wildfires are burning hundreds of acres of national forest land in five Virginia counties.

Media outlets report that fires have burned more than 1,100 acres in the George Washington-Jefferson National Forest in Botetourt, Craig and Alleghany counties.

Fire officials say at least 50 acres have burned in Shenandoah County. A wildfire in Page County has burned 621 acres.

Authorities say the fires don't threaten any structures and no injuries have been reported.

Several roads and trails are closed in the forest in Shenandoah County. The Potts Mountain Jeep Trail in Botetourt County also is closed.


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