STRETCH OF OHIO FOREST CLOSED DURING COAL FIRE

STRETCH OF OHIO FOREST CLOSED DURING COAL FIRE

21 November 2010

published bywww.lancastereaglegazette.com


USA —  A five-acre area of Ohio’s only national forest will remain closed while authorities try to put out an underground coal fire.

An Ohio newspaper reported forest managers plan to hire a contractor to locate the source of the fire and then suppress it using a mix of water and soil.

Forest officials warn there could be fumes and unstable ground in the area.

They say the fire is near where an April brush fire spread across some 100 acres.


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