Division of Forestry seeks public’s help on multiple investigations

Editor’s Note: Since many of those who follow this page spend a lot of time in the outdoors, I’m posting the press release below from the West Virginia Division of Forestry as a favor in hopes somebody may be able to help out with one of these investigations across the state. 

Chris Lawrence

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry’s Special Operations Unit is investigating several arson fires around the state and is asking members of the public to help solve the crimes.

Forestry investigators are seeking information about the following arson fires:

Boone County
Two fires on Colony Bay Strip near Wharton on March 4, 2021.
Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 5 headquarters at 304-743-6186.

Grant County
Three fires on Williamsport Road near Williamsport on Jan. 9, 2021. Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 2 headquarters at 304-822-4512.

Hardy County
Fire on Oldfield Road near Willimasport on Jan. 9, 2021. Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 2 headquarters at 304-822-4512.

Jefferson County
Fire on Gap View Lane near Ranson on Jan. 23, 2021. Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 2 headquarters at 304-822-4512.

Kanawha County
Wildfire in Kanawha County located on 8 Mile Hollow in Campbells Creek on March 13, 2021. Those with information about the fire should contact the Region 5 headquarters at 304-743-6186.

Lincoln County
A fire on Stonecoal near Spurlockville on March 3, 2021 and a fire on Friday Road, off of Monday Addition, on March 3, 2021. Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 5 headquarters at 304-743-6186.

McDowell County
Fire on Big Branch near Coalwood on March 8, 2021. Those with information about the fires should contact the Region 4 headquarters at 304-256-6775.

Anyone with information about arson fires can also contact Forestry’s Special Operations Unit by calling its arson hotline at 1-800-233-FIRE or by reporting online at wvforestry.com/report-a-violation. Additional contact information for WV Forestry’s regional offices can be found at wvforestry.com/contact-us.





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