Update: Forest fire continues to burn in Jefferson Forest

  • Source: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
  • Published: 10/08/2019 03:53 AM

The forest fire that started last week continued to burn. Known as the Cliff Fire because of the rugged landscape, it continues to burn over three to five acres. While increased humidity reduced the amount of visible smoke, officials said it is thirty percent contained and will most likely keep burning for a few days. "We're cautiously optimistic for the rain," said Adam Christie, on the scene for the US Forest Service. "You know, the weather seems to change on a daily basis. We were going to get significant precip, and now it seems like we won't get as much. So we're just keeping firefighters engaged every day and just seeing what the day brings." As the fire has moved up the mountain, some hiking trails that were closed have been reopened.



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