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Castle Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Kelly Bridges
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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday April 14th, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM
Location5 miles south of Smokehole, WV
Incident CommanderPete To
Coordinates38.936 latitude, -79.234 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size363 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass and understory)



cool weather has aided in fire suppression

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The area received 3 inches of rain April 15.