February 12th, 2008


"CNN projects that Barack Obama will win the Virginia Democratic primary; McCain, Huckabee in competitive race."

Yup, we voted today. }:P

Fire Update..

Black Horse Mountain fire near Montvale is 90% contained.

More than 1,450 acres were burned. Foresty officials report the cause of the fire is believed to be an all-terrain vehicle, which was being operated by a teenager on a National Forest trail where ATVs are not permitted.

Mill Mountain fire, which combined with the Green Ridge Mountain fire, is still being battled.

The fire has burned more than 2,000 acres from Timberview Road and Loch Haven Drive to Carvins Cove, and some additional areas continue to burn. The fire has broken through lines established Monday in the Carvins Cove area and crews are addressing the situation this morning, Simon said.

The fire, which began as two smaller blazes, stretches from Timberview Road, just north of the intersection of Interstates 81 and 581, to the Carvins Cove area. One fire was caused by downed power lines; the cause of the second remains under investigation.

Craig County/Little Cuba fire is still burning as well.

Forestry officials said the Little Cuba Fire – so named because it was in the Little Cuba community – had burned about 600 acres by mid-morning Monday, but no homes or people were endangered.

The good news is that it rained quite abit this afternoon and evening. So that'll help some. The cold temps won't though.