Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 14, 2014

4 fire departments battle brush fire

OAKVALE — Four Mercer County volunteer fire departments battled a fast-moving brush fire in the Halls Ridge Road area that was pushed by strong winds and came dangerously close to several residents in the area.

The initial page came into Mercer County 911 at about 3:30 p.m.

The Oakvale Volunteer Fire Department along with East River, Athens and Green Valley volunteer fire departments responded to the fire that jumped Halls Ridge Road and moved quickly to the top of the mountain.

Several firefighters battled the blaze until about 8 p.m., while others remained on the scene

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