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NEW RIVER GORGE FIRE
Fire in New River Gorge 90 percent contained, Endless Wall trail remains closed

Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:58 PM EDT
GLEN JEAN, W.Va.


Firefighting crews have contained 90 percent of a fire that's burning in the New River Gorge National River.

Park ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk says the fire in the Endless Wall area of the gorge is expected to be fully contained Friday. The Endless Wall trail remains closed to public use.

Crews monitored hot spots and continued mop-up work on Thursday.

The fire was reported on Sunday and has burned about 130 acres.

Perkowsi-Sisk says the fire was caused by human activity and remains under investigation.










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