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Castle Fire

Unit Information

Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
West Virginia
Elkins, WV 26241

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The Augusta Interagency Hotshot Crew was successful in gaining access to the Castle Fire by crossing the South Branch of the Potomac River.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Castle Fire was first reported Saturday, April 14, around 10 a.m. and is located in the Smoke Hole area of Grant County about 8 miles southwest of Petersburg on Monongahela National Forest. The fire is out as of May 8 at 3 p.m. The cause of the Castle Fire is under investigation by the USDA Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations. If you have any information about the cause, please contact Grant County 911 at (304) 257-1212.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday April 14th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM
Location8 miles southwest of Petersburg, WV
Incident CommanderEric Haberin
Coordinates38.936 latitude, -79.234 longitude

Current Situation

Size428 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Significant Events

Fire out as of May 8.



255 acres on USFS and 173 acres on private

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