Update: 4/21/2023, 10:54 p.m.

SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. (WBOY) — Rick Gillespie, the Pendleton County Emergency Management Coordinator, has provided Nexstar’s WBOY with updates and information regarding the Friday evening fire at Seneca Rocks.

According to Gillespie, the initial dispatch for the fire started at 7:24 p.m. on Friday. Crews from several fire departments in the surrounding area responded to the blaze, with the Seneca Rocks Volunteer Fire Department in command. The U.S. Forest Service also went to the scene Friday night.

Gillespie also confirmed that crews were gaining Friday night but have to also battle the high winds atop the rocks. Most of the land has been confirmed to be privately owned along the backside of the rocks.

There has been no cause determined at this time, nor an estimate as to when the fire will be extinguished.

This is a developing story.

Original: 4/21/2023, 10:32 p.m.

SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. (WBOY) — A fire has reportedly broken out high atop the back side of Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County, leading local crews to respond.

According to a Facebook post by Rick Gillespie from the Pendleton County Office of Emergency Management, crews are currently “on scene battling the blaze in extreme terrain conditions.”

Nexstar’s WBOY has reached out to Gillespie for more information but has yet to receive a reply.

Other fires broke out earlier this week in Pendleton County, as the state has been under an outdoor burning ban.