50-acre brush fire breaks out in Campbell County, drawing help from several fire departments

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Firefighters from Bedford County and Campbell County joined together on Sunday to battle a 50-acre brush fire.

According to the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook post from Sunday, Oct. 24, crews were called out to Johnson Mountain Road at approximately 3:21 p.m. to assist with a large brush fire.

When the Huddleston units arrived at the scene, they found several Campbell County units present and a brush fire spanning about 50 acres. The assistant chief of Evington Volunteer Fire Department and the captain of Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department reportedly established a unified command.

Fire officials say they received extra help from the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department, who brought three brush trucks and a tanker; the Bedford Fire Department, who responded with a drone to offer an aerial view of the fire; and the Department of Forestry, who brought in multiple units, including both forestry dozers from Campbell and Bedford counties.

After the dozers created a line around the fire’s perimeter, the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department says there was no need for mutual aid in Campbell County.

All Bedford County fire personnel left the scene by 7:15 p.m., with Campbell County and Department of Forestry crews still at the scene, according to fire officials.

There is no word on the status of the fire at this time.

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