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The Great Dismal Swamp was once a refuge for Indigenous Americans, runaway slaves and others.
The number of acres destroyed by the fire - the largest area burned in several decades. Officials estimate the expense of fighting the months-long fire could exceed $11 million.
Less than 60 miles from where the Wright brothers took their historic first flight in 1903, a U.S.
Nearly 8 inches of rain in the past month has tamped down the wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and curtailed its vast clouds of windblown smoke.
By LINDA MCNATT By Linda McNatt The Virginian-Pilot Suffolk Crews in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday tried to clear ditches near Lake Drummond to use the lake's water on the wildfire that has burned since early June, according to a spokeswoman for the crews.
A lightning strike during a storm sparked a second fire Tuesday in the Great Dismal Swamp in eastern Virginia. Catherine Hibbard with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the new fire was only about 20 acres Tuesday morning, the Newport News Press reported.
By Greg Edwards, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 15--Smoke from wildfires in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp and farther south in eastern North Carolina will avoid the Richmond area again Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
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