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Fire in southern Virginia

Hurricane Irene Dampens Great Dismal Swamp Fire
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Hurricane Irene Dampens Great Dismal Swamp Fire

These detailed images from August 15 show a large, hard-to-access wildfire burning in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp. Firefighters hoped that rain from Hurricane Irene would slow the fire.

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Lateral West Fire, Virginia
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Lateral West Fire, Virginia

The Lateral West fire burning in the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia blanketed the beaches of North Carolina with thick smoke on August 10, 2011.

Fires

Fire in Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia
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Fire in Great Dismal Swamp, Virginia

The dense smoke shown in this image may be the greatest risk posed by the ightning-ignited Lateral West fire burning in southern Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp.

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