APPROACHING 1,000 ACRES Firefighters Battle Massive Brush Fire In Boone County
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Nov. 19, 2012 10:34 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 19, 2012 11:42 AM EST
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, Boone County
, West Virginia
Firefighters continue to try to contain a brush fire that has already destroyed hundreds of acres in Boone County.
The fire reportedly began over the weekend in an underground mine, but quickly spread to the land.
This video was shot by Charlie Spencer with the Division of Forestry, near the community of Twilight.
The underground fire burning in a coal seam caught the dry leaves and brush on fire. As the fire continues to gain momentum, Spencer said it's quickly approaching 1,000 acres.
Firefighters continued to work with bulldozers and chainsaws Monday, to clear fallen trees from the derecho this summer and more recently, Superstorm Sandy. The trees are reportedly blocking vital access roads that are being used to try and get that fire under control.
So far hundreds of acres have burned, but no structures are in danger.
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