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Wythe wildfire grows again

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The wildfire burning on a Wythe County mountain has grown again.

According to US Forest Service spokesman Michael Williams, the fire on Horse Heaven Mountain grew to 1,507 acres as of Thursday morning, and was 80% contained. On Wednesday, Williams said the fire was less than 1,110 acres and 68% contained.

Williams tells WSLS that firefighters finished their backburning on Wednesday, and plan to conduct mop-up operations, as well as keep an eye on the perimeter of the fire for the rest of Thursday.

Firefighters expect to fully contain the fire sometime on Friday.

About 75 firefighters and support team members are working on the fire.

The fire is still not a danger to any homes.