Fire officials report the fire is100% contained and about 95% under control. It won’t be considered completely under control until the downed tree stumps and heavy limbs are mostly burned out. Firefighters will work to extinguish an area of 100 feet inside the containment line to strengthen it and accommodate for the slight breezy conditions that are expected to pick up this afternoon. “Humidity is up from yesterday and the forecast suggests a light rain shower may happen which will certainly be helpful,” says RCFRD Captain Craig Robertson who is on scene assisting the Virginia Department of Forestry with command operations.
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue has six firefighters on scene today along with the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) who has about 13 personnel working to get the fire completely under control. Officials expect that by the end of the day, this fire will likely be considered 100% under control.
Still no word on what caused this fire.