Huddleston fire crew reminds public to be mindful when burning after large brush fire Thursday

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

HUDDLESTON, Va. (WFXR) — The Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department is reminding residents to be mindful of the statewide burn ban after a large brush fire took place late Thursday morning.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, Huddleston fire crews were dispatched to Bishop Creek Road for a report of a brush fire behind a home.

When units arrived on scene, they found a large brush fire that originated from a pile of burning trash — in violation of the burn ban — and managed to spread into a pine thicket.

Because of the windy conditions, the fire was spreading quickly and Huddleston fire officials requested additional resources from neighboring departments in Moneta, Bedford, Saunders, Forest, and Altavista.

Crews were able to fire was contained and extinguished at 1:50 p.m.

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