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Wildfire burns in Shenandoah National Forest

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WATCH: ABC7's Natasha Barrett has more.

There's a local wildfire burning part of the Shenandoah National Forest and people as far north as Fairfax County are smelling it.

The fire is burning in sections of the forest in Warren and Shenandoah Counties.

With temperatures across the region reaching the 90s and with relative humidities in the low 30 percent range, the National Weather Service reports an enhanced threat for wildfires continues into early evening across much of Northern Virginia, eastern and north central Maryland, and the eastern West Virginia panhandle.

The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidities, and low fuel moisture enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires. As dewpoints rise late this afternoon, the fire threat will diminish.

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