The Roanoke Valley needs a lot of rain to get near normal levels for the year. As News/Talk 960’s Bob Clark reports, state forestry officials say this presents a greater threat of wild fires.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/7-25-VA-Forestry-Wrap-1-WEB.mp3|titles=7-25 VA Forestry Wrap #1-WEB]
One recent example of this wildfire threat developed Sunday on Tinker Mountain in Botetourt County, just off Interstate 81 near Cloverdale. Forestry officials say about four to five acres were burning at the top of the mountain on both sides of the Appalachian Trail.