Downed power line leads to Roanoke County brush fire on Wednesday

Roanoke Valley News
(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders in Roanoke County spent Wednesday morning battling a brush fire sparked by a fallen powerline.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, units from Clearbrook, Mount Pleasant, and Cave Spring joined Battalion 1, EMS 2, and Engine 311 in responding to a brush fire in the 6700 block of Back Creek Road at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The department says AEP called in the fire, which was started by a downed powerline.

There are no reports of any injuries resulting from this fire.

In addition, even though the fire covered approximately an acre, fire officials say it did not threaten any structures.

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