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Southwest Va. fish kill tops 2,000

Friday - 3/14/2014, 7:21am  ET

ROCKY GAP, Va. (AP) -- Environmental officials now say more than 2,000 fish died in a stream in southwest Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality trace the fish kill in a Bland County stream to runoff from chlorinated water and foam that were used to snuff a vehicle fire earlier this week along Interstate 77.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that ( ) fishermen reported the toll on fish.

The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries plans to restock the stream with trout.

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