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Brush fire reignites in Doe Gully

A Monday evening brush fire reportedly burned around six acres in the Doe Gully area and brought fire units from around the region to contain the blaze in a remote location along Low Line Road. Doe Gully is located west of Great Cacapon. On Tuesday, fire crews were called back out to the area to contain fire that reignited from the original blaze.

The fire was reported before 8 p.m. on Monday and was contained by 10 p.m. by brush crews who responded from Morgan, Hampshire, Allegany and Washington counties. Units from Fulton County, Pa.; Frederick Co., Va. and Berkeley County filled local fire stations while those units were on the fire scene.

Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Company was command on the brush fire on Monday. Fire officers also requested the assistance of the Division of Forestry because of the nature of the fire. On Tuesday, units from Paw Paw took the lead in containing the fire again. Fire officials said power lines appeared to have sparked the fire in the first place.

 

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