PATRICK COUNTY, VA – The wildfire in Patrick County has now spread to about 1,150 acres.
It is 50 percent contained as of Friday evening, according to County Administrator Beth Simms.
The fire is burning in the Ravens Den, Tuggles Gap and Blue Ridge Parkway area of Woolwine.
On Friday, Simms said crews are still working to create fire containment lines to protect against the loss of life, property and structures.
You are asked to avoid this area and beware of increased emergency vehicle traffic.
Departments from Patrick, Henry, Floyd, Surry, Carroll, Montgomery, Franklin counties, and the city of Martinsville along with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Department of Emergency Management are assisting.
The homes of concern have been notified.
If the situation changes, emergency personnel said they will notify the public.
A county-wide burn ban is still in effect and will remain in effect until further notice.
If you have any concerns regarding your homes safety, contact the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch non-emergency number at 276-694-3161.