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Jefferson county mountain fire

March 11, 2002

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Brush fires continued to keep firefighters busy Sunday.

In Jefferson County, fire spread across at least five acres in a remote section of the Blue Ridge Mountain off Mission Road, said emergency officials.

The fire started when high winds pushed a tree onto power lines, said Scott Knill, chief of the Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co.

All five fire companies plus firefighters from Loudoun County, Va., Frederick County, Md., and Clarke County, Va., worked about three hours to fight the blaze, said Knill.

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Sunday evening, a brush fire broke out off Tuscarora Pike west of Martinsburg, said dispatchers. Details about the fire were unavailable Sunday night.

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