Virginia Fire Destroys Vegetation

By: ABCNews
By: ABCNews

Fire crews from Virginia, North Carolina and volunteers from other states are
still battling a blaze in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

That fire in the marshy area that covers parts of North Carolina and Virginia has already consumed an estimated 3,000 acres.

The blaze has destroyed numerous species of vegetation, including rare Atlantic White Cedars. A spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the fire
actually began in an area where they were trying to restore the white cedars.


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