More than 20 acres burn after brush fire rages near Chesterfield Airport

Chesterfield County

All northbound, southbound VA-288 lanes have since reopened

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Close to two dozen acres were impacted following a brush fire near the Chesterfield Airport Saturday.

Traffic was halted in both directions on Route 288 as Chesterfield fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze. All lanes have since reopened

Following reports of heavy smoke, emergency crews arrived to the area of Ironbridge and Whitepine roads, just west of Route 288 around 11:05 a.m.

The fire was located an undeveloped wooded area that bordered Harry G. Daniels-Ironbridge Park.

The brush fire affected traffic on VA-288. Authorities say winds out of the west-northwest, lower humidity levels and dry conditions contributed to the fire spreading through mature brush and pine forests.

VDOT said all northbound and southbound lanes in Chesterfield were closed while crews battled the blaze.

The fire was fully extinguished and marked under control just before 2:15 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Forestry is assisting Chesterfield Fire crews.

No injuries were reported. No structures were damaged.

Officials say more than 20 acres of the area were impacted by the blaze.

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