For the second time in six years, a large group of wildfires has broken out near Smoke Hole in the eastern part of West Virginia.
Authorities say the wildfires have burned about 2,000 acres of forestland in Grant and Pendleton counties.
The West Virginia Natural Resources Police says the fires started early Thursday morning in Smoke Hole.
Officials have evacuated hunters and told them to stay away from the area until further notice.
Authorities have not yet identified the cause of the fire.
In late November of 2013, fires burned more than 1,600 acres of forest near Smoke Hole.
— From staff, wire reports