Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: (304) 642-2864
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 area received three inches of rain April 15, and is now being monitored.
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday April 14th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||5 miles south of Smokehole, WV|
|Incident Commander||Pete To|
|Coordinates||38.936 latitude, -79.234 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber (grass and understory)
cool weather has aided in fire suppression
The area received 3 inches of rain April 15.