Governor Jim Justice is urging West Virginians to use all due caution with dealing with fires. An estimated 16-thousand acres have been burned by at least 75 fires this year. While many of these were in the southern part of the state, the Governor says the dry weather of the past month has made conditions even more ripe for fire. He noted that most of the fires were leaf burns that were not properly extinguished. Fall fire season remains in effect through the end of the year. Trash burning is against the law in West Virginia, but leaf burns are permitted between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.