Crews use 275 gallons of foam, 2 excavators to extinguish scrap metal fire in Rockbridge County

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(Photo: Courtesy Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department)

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Firefighters from all over the Rockbridge County area responded to a large scrap metal fire in Natural Bridge on Friday.

According to the Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched to a report of a brush fire in the area of Arnold’s Valley Road and Greenlee Road on Friday, March 13. However, the first unit on the scene reported that a big pile of scrap metal had caught on fire. A working fire assignment and an extra ladder truck were requested shortly after, fire officials say.

(Photo: Courtesy Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department)

The department says that firefighters used two ladder pipes, multiple hoses, a ground monitor, and 275 gallons of foam to bring the fire under control. Afterward, two excavators belonging to the property owner were reportedly used to overhaul and completely extinguish the fire.

The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department says that additional tankers, ladders, and vehicles were operated by units from Buena Vista, Lexington, Buchanan, Natural Bridge, and South River.

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