Officials claim that a wildfire that erupted in Wayne National Forest, far south Ohio on Monday started with several small wildfires earlier in the week.
Wayne National Forest released a statement Thursday saying that firefighters are working to control the fire and asked the public not to go to the burning area in Lawrence County.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
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The smaller wildfires began Tuesday and eventually joined together. According to the forest system, the wildfire grew in warm and dry conditions and windy conditions. Although it warned about reduced visibility due to smoke on that section of state Route 93 as well, the forest system said that there had been no road closures and no impacted trails as at Thursday.