Amherst County forest fire stalls, after burning 7,200 acres

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Fire crews have successfully stopped the spread of the wildfire that has burned thousands of acres in Amherst County over the past week.

Firefighters say the flames are no longer spreading in George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests.

Officials said that they still would not consider the fire under control, but that they believe they are making progress.

The blaze has burned at least 7,200 acres of forest so far.

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