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Va. Wildfires Burn More Than 7,000 Acres


STAUNTON, Va. (AP) - Parts of Interstate 64 and four other roads remain closed because of wildfires that have burned more than 7,000 acres in Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Forestry says five large fires are burning in Alleghany, Craig, Page and Shenandoah counties. There also are numerous small fires across the state.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says I-64 is closed in both directions in Rockbridge County near West Midland Trail and in Alleghany County near Clifton Forge.

Route 850 is closed near the Alleghany-Rockbridge county line. Route 770 is shut down in the vicinity of Longdale Furnace Road.

Route 723 in Albemarle County is closed in the vicinity of Old Green Mountain Road. And, Route 675 in Shenandoah County is shut down near Liberty Furnace Road.

Detours have been set up.


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