Roanoke County fire crews suspect Saturday afternoon brush fire was ‘human caused’

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Crews with the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department extinguished a brush fire Saturday afternoon that may have been caused by a person.

According to the department, crews from Fort Lewis, Masons Cove, Cave Spring, and Back Creek were dispatched to the fire in the area of Bohon Hollow Road and Hillcrest Road in the western part of the county at approximately 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Fire officials say the preliminary investigation indicates that the fire was human-caused, but they have not determined whether it was accidental or incendiary as of this writing.

There are no reports of injuries or any structures being threatened.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue says approximately five acres burned in the brush fire.

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