Wildfire Causing Problems For Crews

By Jim Madalinsky

Published 04/21 2014 07:21PM

Updated 04/21 2014 07:24PM

CENTERVILLE, BEDFORD COUNTY - A wildfire has been growing for three straight days in Bedford County. The DCNR Forestry department has been working to fight the fire which had reached more than 400 acres. They say they've burned containment lines and set up a perimeter that should stop the fire from spreading. About 45 firefighters are on the front lines. A few airplanes and a helicopter have also been used to drop water in the area. While this has been a struggle officials say no houses are in danger.

The DCNR is planning to bring in even more people Tuesday. DCNR Official Ray Miller says he's been with the forestry department since 1981 and this is the biggest fire he's ever seen in the region.

The Cumberland Valley Fire Department is looking for help with donations of food and drinks for the firefighters. Those can be taken directly to the Cumberland Valley Fire Company on Route 220 or contact them at 814-356-3544

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