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Rep. Mooney Statement on Forest Fires in Eastern Panhandle

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Alex X. Mooney is monitoring the situation as numerous forest fires continue to burn throughout Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, and Pendleton counties. High winds and sunny skies combined with low humidity and dry conditions have accelerated the fires. The cause of the fires is currently unknown.

“I have reached out to officials in Grant, Hardy, and Hampshire counties offering any assistance my office can provide. I applaud the brave firefighters on the front lines of these fires who are doing all they can to contain the fires. I thank the crews from across the state that have made their way to the Eastern Panhandle to assist. These heroes are in my thoughts and prayers,” said Congressman Alex X. Mooney.