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AUGUSTA — Fire crews from 4 volunteer companies and the Division of Forestry battled a series of brushfires set within a mile-and-a-half of each other early Tuesday morning.

“It is obvious these fires were set by someone,” the Augusta Fire Company posted on its Facebook page Tuesday.

The 3:12 a.m. 911 call drew crews from Augusta, Romney, Slanesville and North River Valley — along with Forestry, sheriff’s deputies and the Augusta Rescue Squad — to Little Cacapon Road and a couple of intersecting streets about 5 miles south of U.S. 50.

Augusta Fire Chief Michael Hott said 5 separate fires were discovered. The largest burned between a half and full acre.

Firefighters were on the scene until 5:30 a.m.

The Division of Forestry is investigating.

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