CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Crews have contained a weekend brushfire that affected about 1,000 unpopulated acres in Boone County, but the blaze will continue a few more days until rain hits the area, a state forester said Monday.
State Division of Forestry fire specialist Jeremy Jones said that a burning underground coal seam sparked the fire, which was reported this weekend near twilight. The fire is expected to burn well away from any homes, Jones said.
Jones said his crews have contained the fire, which will likely feed off the dry conditions until it rains.He said residents should wait until 5 p.m. to burn materials. Fires should be properly cordoned and completely extinguished by 7 a.m. the following morning, he said.