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Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:29 am | Updated: 5:36 pm, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

Firefighters continue to battle wildfires that have burned nearly 17,000 acres in Virginia.

The largest fire is in a remote area in Alleghany County 10 miles west of Covington. The U.S. Forest Service says nearly 7,000 acres have burned since Saturday.

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