Tag Archive

Prescribed burn Friday, Saturday could mean smoke over Oriskany, Botetourt from prescribed burn

By Submitted
Forest Service crews from the Eastern Divide Ranger District will work to complete a prescribed burn at Fenwick Mines in Craig County Friday and Saturday. Crews plan to burn 200 acres Friday and 500 acres Saturday.  The Augusta Hotshots and a National Park Service engine module will be assisting. Winds from the west will carry... »

Fire acreage estimate upped to 3,000

By Meg Hibbert
Fire officials have upped the estimate of woods burning in Craig and Alleghany counties to more than 3,000 today, twice as much as two days ago. Additional forest firefighters have been called in, making 120 plus support staff, bulldozers and a contract helicopter. Before noon today, Barbara Walker of the Eastern Divide Ranger Division... »

Fire races across 1,200 forest acres on Potts Mountain

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – A wildfire threatening more than 1,200 acres of National Forest land in Craig County near the border of Craig, Alleghany and Botetourt raged on Tuesday, after the entire state of Virginia had been declared under a “red flag warning” because of high fire danger from dry conditions and wind. According to... »

Kids playing with fire ruled cause of Poor Mountain blaze

By Meg Hibbert
ROANOKE COUNTY  – Kids playing with fire has been ruled the cause of a fire last weekend in Roanoke County that burned 25 acres of private forest land. The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office made the announcement today that “juvenile fire play” caused the fire on Friday, March 16, that involved more than 75... »

2011 in review: weather, drug convictions top Craig news

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – From drought and flooding, forest fires and local efforts fighting drugs, to good accomplishments by the county’s kids and adults, Craig County and its people made news in 2012. Here is a recap of top stories month-by-month, as reflected in articles and photographs published in The New Castle Record. January 2011... »