UPDATE: Flames under control, fire management staff investigating

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UPDATE (APRIL 4, 2020 4:32 P.M.):

POND LICK ROAD, W.Va. – According to officials with the Monongahela National Forest, the 24 acre fire that started around 9 p.m on Friday is now under control.

The fire was originally thought to be in Tucker County, according to officials, but once first responders arrived, they realized it was on private land in Randolph County near pond lick road.

No injuries were reported as a result of the flames and officials also stated that there has been no official confirmation as to what caused the fire, but fire management staff at the National Forest are investigating.


ORIGINAL (APRIL 3, 2020 11:13 P.M.):

TUCKER/ RANDOLPH COUNTY, W.Va. – Multiple fire crews responded to reports of a large working brush fire on RT. 219 along the Tucker and Randolph County line.

According to officials with Tucker County 911, first responders were alerted to reports of a fire a little before 9 p.m.

At this time, there have been no reports of any injuries or what caused the fire to begin.

Davis and Parsons Fire Departments from Tucker County, Leading Creek and Elkins Fire Departments from Randolph County and the U.S. Forest Service all responded to the scene.

Stay with 12 News as we will continue to provide you more information as it becomes available.

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