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Smoke Hole Fire Closures to be Lifted

As of Friday the 1,611 acre fire is fully contained. Forest Supervisor Clyde Thompson will authorize public access to the affected NFS lands effective 12 a.m. Sunday morning.
WEST VIRGINIA - Starting on Sunday morning, residents will be free to enter the National Forest System lands affected by the Smoke Hole fire closure in the Monongahela National Forest, according to Sarah Hankens, South Zone NEPA Coordinator. 

As we've reported, the Smoke Hole fire started over a week ago on November 10. The Emergency closure was put into effect on November 13 to provide public and firefighter safety while crews worked to contain the wildfire and rehabilitate the area, according to US Forest Service officials. 

As of Friday the 1,611 acre fire is fully contained. Forest Supervisor Clyde Thompson will authorize public access to the affected NFS lands effective 12 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Officials say visitors in the area should be aware there are still ongoing monitoring and fire patrol efforts. They say while many firefighters have gone home, several crews, engines and a helicopter continue to work in the area. 
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