Roanoke County crews extinguish Tuesday morning fire in the woods

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department Facebook)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After putting out a fire in the woods Tuesday morning, Roanoke County first responders reminded community members about the serious wildfire risk posed by the current weather conditions.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, units responded to the 6000 block of Two Ford Road shortly after 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 for a fire in the woods.

Cave Spring personnel were the first ones to arrive and confirmed a fire in the woods, but no structures or vehicles were threatened, the department says.

Fire officials say the blaze was contained to a rubbish pile, covering “about 50 x 50 feet.”

Even though the department says the fire was knocked down in about 20 minutes, crews from the Cave Spring and Back Creek stations stayed at the scene for a while to make sure the flames were completely extinguished.

“We would like to remind everyone that wildfire danger is high right now due to weather conditions so please be careful with things like disposing of fireplace and wood stove ashes,” the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department wrote on Facebook. “Ashes should be disposed of in a metal container in a safe location.”

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