OCEANA, WV (LOOTPRESS) – With the fall season in full swing, areas across the Mountain State have been impacted by the spread of wildfires over the weekend.
First response crews in areas including Kanawha County, Boone County, and Wyoming County are but a few of the entities tasked with subduing the spread of fires over the past several days.
The Oceana Fire Department advised residents on Sunday that measures were being taken to combat the flames precedent throughout the area, and suggested that those concerned only reach out for emergency assistance with regard to fire situations impacting their residence specifically.
”We are aware of the forest fires all around the area. Please call 911 if there is a fire near your home or property. We have had several crews out to various locations fighting fires all day,” said the OFD, indicating that assistance was also being provided by the West Virginia Division of Forestry in preventing further spread of the flames.”
In a public safety alert issued Sunday night, the department advised that efforts were still being made to bring the wildfire situation to its conclusion, imploring residents to refrain from burning any materials outside until such a time as weather conditions are less conducive to wildfire scenarios.
”Until weather conditions improve, please do not burn anything outside,” read the alert. “Most of the county fire departments are still working on the forest fires and will continue to do so throughout the night for as long as it takes.”
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