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Division of Forestry requests public information on March 23 wildfire in Coopers Rock State Forest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Forestry is seeking information from the public regarding a wildfire in Clay Run area of Coopers Rock State Forest.

The cause of the fire is officially undetermined at this time. The WVDOF Special Operations Unit and Region 1 personnel are actively collecting information and investigating the cause.

Anyone with credible information about the March 23 fire in Coopers Rock State Forest is encouraged to call 1-800-233-FIRE or fill out the online form at WVforestry.com/report-a-violation. Specific information and the ability to follow-up with the caller is beneficial. Callers may also contact the WVDOF Region 1 Farmington Office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 304-825-6983.

The fire at Coopers Rock State Forest was reported Tuesday, March 23, around 6 p.m. The wildfire burned an estimated 30 acres before it was brought under control. Coopers Rock State Forest features public hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and some of the state’s most iconic views. Many of the shelters and other structures in the state forest were built by Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Eleven of these structures have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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