Buena Vista mountain fire 70% contained - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Buena Vista mountain fire 70% contained

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The US Forest Service says a fire burning on a mountain next to Buena Vista is 70% contained as of Tuesday evening.

USFS Spokesman Michael Williams tells WSLS that the size of the fire on Elephant Mountain changed to 256 acres.  The fire has been listed at 250 acres Monday evening, around 300 acres Monday morning, and around 150 acres on Sunday night.

Fire crews focused on the northeastern portion of the fire on Tuesday.  Williams added that commanders would likely release some equipment on Wednesday if conditions held or improved.

 

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