Burning coal seam sparks West Virginia wildfire

Monday, November 19, 2012

A fire that was reported this past weekend, near the community of Twilight in Boone County, West Virginia, is approaching one thousand acres in size. According to the W.Va. Division of Forestry, the cause of this fire is a burning coal seam that causes the leaves on the surface to catch fire.

The Division of Forestry says 15 crew members are still battling the flame and there are no homes at risk. They're using a bulldozer to clear roads of trees and debris.