SMOKE HOLE, W.Va. — A wildfire in Grant County grew to 200 acres Saturday, according to the USDA Forest Service.
The fire, identified as the Castle Fire, is in the Smoke Hole area about eight miles southwest of Petersburg in the Monongahela National Forest. Two structures are threatened, authorities said.
Several volunteer fire crews, the state Division of Forestry and USDA Forestry were all on the scene Saturday. Authorities said additional resources would be needed. Resources used Saturday included hand crews, a dozer and a helicopter.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
“Prescribed burns that were previously planned for the Big Mountain area in Pendleton County have been put on hold due to current weather conditions,” the USDA said.