BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A woods fire came within 300 feet of a Morgan County home before being brought under control Wednesday afternoon, according to the director of the county's Office of Emergency Services.
"The flames were about 50 feet over the pine trees. It looked like one of those fires in Yellowstone, California," David Michael said.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home off Winchester Grade Road near Berkeley Springs after southeast winds that had been pushing the fire began to die down, Michael said.
The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday in a stand of trees less than a mile behind the South Morgan Volunteer Fire Department, Michael said.