Wildfire in Pulaski, Giles counties is 25% contained, estimated at more than 300 acres

Wildfire on Parrot Mountain in Pulaski County ((John Somervell))

PULASKI COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

The wildfire, which now spans more than 300 acres, is 25% contained, according to Pulaski County Emergency Management.


UPDATE

Crews are still working to contain a wildfire on Parrott Mountain in Pulaski County, according to Pulaski County Emergency Management.

Authorities said at this time, the fire is estimated to be more than 75 acres and spreading.

We’re told the fire has been difficult to control due to steep rocky slopes, increasing winds, and dry fuels.

Currently, no homes have been evacuated and structure protection is stationed at Dry Branch and Parrott River Roads.

Authorities said Dry Branch and Parrott River Roads are closed to non-residents and drivers are advised to avoid this area.


ORIGINAL STORY

Emergency crews in Pulaski County are working to control a wildfire on Parrott Mountain.

They said the fire has burned 30 acres in Pulaski County and crossed into Giles County.

Crews are working to protect homes in the area of Parrot River Road and Dry Branch Road. At this time, one home has been affected, authorities said.

They said crews will remain on the scene throughout Sunday night with additional resources for Monday morning.

Officials are asking people to avoid traveling on Parrott River Road and said you may not be able to see as well in this area.


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