ACFR responds to brush fire on Old Lynchburg Road
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue responded to a brush fire on Old Lynchburg Road late Tuesday night.
The fire occurred around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday in an open field.
Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the field and prevent the loss of life or property with assistance from the Virginia Department of Forestry and its bulldozer, which dug a fire break.
It took crews about an hour and a half to put out the fire in part due to wind gusts of up to 25 miles per hour.
No injuries were reported.
Some area homeowners say they greatly appreciate the efforts of firefighters protecting their homes from this.
The Albemarle County Fire Marshal's Office says the cause was falling power lines that ignited ground cover.