300 acres burned in northern Virginia

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Officials in Virginia's Prince William County say several fires are now under control after forcing evacuations, knocking out power and prompting an advisory for residents to boil water.

No deaths have been reported, though at least four firefighters were treated for minor injuries.

Six fires scorched about 300 acres of land Sunday and forced the evacuation of 60 people from their homes.

Fire crews have been "on watch" all over the state overnight.

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