Large brush fire in Chesterfield impacts more than 20 acres

Chesterfield Brush Fire (Source: Russ Lotspeich)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Crews battled a large brush fire along Route 288 in the area of Route 10 Saturday.

Firefighters were called around 11 a.m. to a brush fire near Ironbridge Sports Park, which is in the vicinity of Route 288 and Ironbridge Road.

When fire crews arrived, they found the fire in an undeveloped wooded area that bordered Harry G. Daniels-Ironbridge Park.

A.J. Nwoko NBC12 Live on the ramp to 288 South where Chesterfield County Fire and EMS are battling a brush fire.

Posted by NBC12 on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Fire officials said due to the “winds out of the west-northwest, lower humidity levels and dry conditions contributed to rapid movement of the fire through mature brush and pine forests.”

Chesterfield brush fire

Crews were able to get the fire under control around 2:11 p.m. More than 13 fire apparatus and 40-plus first responders were at the scene.

Fire officials said approximately 20 acres were involved.

There were no structures directly threatened by the blaze and no one was injured.

Chesterfield Brush Fire (Source: Amber Thompson)

Route 288 was closed in both directions for a period of time due to the heavy smoke conditions, which could be seen in several videos.

Chesterfield firefighters and police, along with Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Forestry, assisted in the fire.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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