Aug 29, 12:35 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Despite Hurricane Irene's drenching, a stubborn fire in the Great Dismal Swamp continues to smolder.
An interagency team that includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and forestry officials was assessing the fire on Monday, looking for hot spots. Irene soaked the swamp in southeastern Virginia over the weekend with 10 to 15 inches of rain, dousing the most intense fires.
The fire, however, has burned 6-feet-deep in some spots, where organic matter has fed it since an Aug. 4 lightning strike. Nearly 6,400 acres have been scorched by the fire