Wildfire continues to spread through 2 Virginia counties

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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A wildfire that began in Rockbridge County Thursday and has now crossed into Augusta County. 

WSET reports that the fire spans roughly 500-acres. There was no immediate update on the containment. 

Officials said Route 56 (Tye River Turnpike) in Rockbridge County remains closed between Route 608 (South Bottom Road) and the Nelson County line.

Route 56 will remain closed until at least noon Saturday when the United States Forest Service will re-evaluate the fire.

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