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Forest Fires Burn In Western Virginia

LURAY, Va. (AP) - Trails are closed in areas of the George Washington National Forest in Page County where two forest fires have burned more than 600 acres.

The U.S. Forest Service says a fire at Burners Gap grew over the weekend from 350 acres to about 560 acres. As of Sunday, the fire was 75 percent contained.

A smaller fire about 3 miles northeast at Kennedy Peak is about 75 percent contained. That fire has burned 83 acres.

Joe Lehen with the Virginia Department of Forestry told The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg that authorities believe humans accidentally started both fires. 

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