Prescribed burn planned for Patterson Mountain in Botetourt County on Tuesday

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS)

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — If you see a large fire around Patterson Mountain in Botetourt County on Tuesday, do not be alarmed.

According to the Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS, the U.S. Forest Service advised them of a prescribed burn for Patterson Mountain — two miles south of Oriskany — starting at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

Fire officials say the size of the burn area is an estimated 1,565 acres.

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