Forest Service contains wildfire in Botetourt County

Contact(s): Lauren Stull (540 291-2188)

Natural Bridge Station, Va. – February 3, 2020 - The USDA Forest Service contained a wildfire that began early this morning in Botetourt County, Va. Approximately 23 acres of National Forest System lands burned in the North Creek area. Firefighters from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests worked with the Virginia Department of Forestry to contain the fire.  Although the fire is now 100 percent contained, it may continue to smoke until predicted rain later in the week extinguishes it completely. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

For additional information, please contact the Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District at (540)-291-2188.