Crews continue to fight New River Gorge fire

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Firefighting crews are looking forward to some help from Mother Nature to contain a fire that’s burning in the New River Gorge National River.

The fire in the Endless Wall area of the gorge remains 90 percent contained, but rain on Friday should help with hot spots, park ranger Leah Perkowski-Sisk said. The Endless Wall trail remains closed to public use.

Crews are continuing to monitor hot spots and mop up the burn.

The fire was reported on Sunday and has burned about 130 acres. It was caused by human activity and remains under investigation, Perkowsi-Sisk said.

— The Associated Press

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