Firefighters Battle Virginia Wildfire

November 2, 2010

Falling leaves are hampering efforts to extinguish a wildlife that’s burned almost 400 acres in the George Washington National Forest in Virginia’s Page County.

The Daily News-Record reports that firefighters set fire to about 182 acres Sunday in an attempt to prevent the blaze from spreading.

The fire on the eastern slope of the Massanutten Mountain range was reported on Oct. 24. It was 60 percent contained on Sunday.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Barbara Walker says falling leaves are the biggest problem.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

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