Chesterfield Fire crews battle brush fire during burn ban

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC)– Chesterfield County Fire responded to a small brush fire Saturday evening.

Crews were called to Indian Hill Road at Woods Edge Road around 6:30 p.m. Chesterfield Fire Lt. Jason Elmore said the fire was marked under control at 7:30 p.m.

RELATED: Local fire departments implement burn bans as drought conditions cause a higher fire risk

This brush fire comes during a burn ban for the county. Chesterfield implemented the ban because of the lack of rain in recent weeks.
Currently there is a moderate risk of forest fires in Virginia according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Elmore said conditions are extremely dry out and any use of open flame can turn into something dangerous.

Crews are still working to determine the cause of the fire.

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