ALTAVISTA, Va. (WFXR) — Crews from across central and Southside Virginia united Monday afternoon to battle a tractor-trailer fire and a brush fire in Altavista.

According to Altavista Fire Company, first responders were dispatched shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29 for a vehicle fire on Wards Road.

While responding, the company says a column of heavy black smoke was visible miles from miles away and and second-due companies were requested for water supply.

When crewmembers arrived on scene, they found a fully involved trailer with 30,000 pounds of synthetic fiber rolls burning, as well as a brush fire on the side of the road threatening a field of pine trees. As a result, the crew reportedly split and began fire suppression on both fires.

In addition, fire officials say command requested a tanker task force shortly after arrival.

Crews reportedly worked at the scene of the fire for approximately three and a half hours before returning to service.

Afterward, the fire company says the scene was turned over to Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Bee Line Transport Inc, and W.E.L while they worked to clean the scene.

Route 29 South was shut down for approximately six and a half hours between the Main Street and Clarion Road exits, according to fire officials

Altavista Fire Company extended their appreciation to the Evington Volunteer Fire Department, Hurt Volunteer Fire Department, Gretna Fire and Rescue, Lyn-Dan Heights Volunteer Fire Department, and Campbell County Professional Firefighters for their assistance.