More than 500 acres burned in Dinwiddie brush fire

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - Tuesday morning's rain was a relief to firefighters in Dinwiddie County. Monday's warm and windy conditions kept them busy with a brush fire that's burned more than 500 acres in that area.

As of early Tuesday morning, the brush fire was contained but not completely out until the rain started falling.

Fire authorities say it was the wind that proved to be the biggest challenge.

The fire started around 2:30 p.m. and quickly spread along Rainey Creek Road, which is part of Route 40 in the McKenney area of Dinwiddie County.

The flames threatened a few homes, which were evacuated for a short period of time.

In order to protect nearby homes, the Forestry Department came out to help the Dinwiddie Fire Department bringing in bulldozers in order to create a fire line so the blaze would be contained.

No homes were damaged, but at least 500 acres of Woodland is destroyed.

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