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April 21, 2014

Crews battle New River Gorge fire - 04/22

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — A wildfire has forced the closing of a portion of the New River Gorge National River’s Endless Wall Trail.

Park official Robin Snyder said some popular climbing areas in the vicinity of the fire were also closed Monday while crews from the National Park Service and the Fayetteville and Nuttall fire departments battled the blaze. Snyder estimated that the fire covered 15 to 20 acres.

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