Steep Valley Fire

Closure Order In Effect For Steep Valley Area Of New River Gorge 

“It’s going to be closed for the foreseeable future," Steep Valley Fire Public Information Officer Tom Engberg said Friday. “We know that it’s a popular hunting area in the zone where it is, but due to an abundance of caution for firefighter safety we’re going to keep it closed for now.”

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Steep Valley Fire Near Glen Jean, W.Va. Burns Two Thousand Acres 

The National Park Service said the Steep Valley fire was first reported on Monday, Nov. 6 and is now 78 percent contained. The fire continues to burn minimally in steep and rugged parts of inaccessible terrain. 

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