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Brush fire closes down Lincoln County elementary school


UPDATE 3/31/22 @ 5:40 p.m.

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Crews have worked all through the day to restore the electric and fuel in a
community affected by Wednesday’s brush fires. The sights and smells of the blaze are however obvious on the singed hill.

WSAZ spoke with Lincoln County Universities Superintendent Jeffrey Kelley who made the choice to close Ranger Elementary on Thursday.

“We asked, would we be ready to perform as a university? But also, just transportation in the spot. Where ended up we heading to be able to get our autos and wherever weren’t we heading to be equipped to get our motor vehicles? There have been just way too numerous issues for us to take that opportunity,” Kelley said.

UPDATE 3/31/22 @ 7:18 a.m.

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va (WSAZ) – Wildfires have closed Ranger Elementary College in Lincoln County for Thursday.

Lincoln County 911 dispatchers convey to us crews slice the gasoline to the faculty for the reason that of the proximity to the fireplace.

Two wild fires are continue to burning in the county, but dispatchers say firefighters have them below command.

Electric power traces are down on Guyan River Rd. and there are nonetheless electric power outages in the course of the area.

Authentic Story

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A hearth that included two abandoned buildings Wednesday afternoon promptly spread into a brush fire in the Ranger space, firefighters notify our crew at the scene.

According to the fire main with the Guyan River Volunteer Fire Department, the hearth appeared to have started out in the again of a person of the structures and then moved to a next construction, then up the hill into the woods.

Whilst the structures were being deserted, neighbors are getting to guard their households from the flames. The fire has moved up the hill and now is threatening structures on the other side of the mountain, firefighters say.

No injuries are claimed at this time. A Crimson Flag Alert issued by the National Temperature Provider stays in impact until finally 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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