HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Crews fighting a large brush fire in Hanover County worked overnight from Monday into Tuesday morning to subdue the blaze, according to the Hanover County Fire Department.
The department sent out a notice on social media early Tuesday morning, saying the Virginia Department of Forestry, Hanover Sheriff’s Office and Hanover County Fire Department all worked together to put out the blaze. The Virginia Department of Forestry reportedly brought heavy equipment to help contain the fire.
Hanover said the fire was contained to a piece of land around four to five acres large, by 7 a.m. Tuesday, but that “due to the thick brush and terrain, limited access is available.”
The notice said to expect heavy smoke throughout the day in the I-95 area near the Ashland exit, from mile marker 92 to 94.
According to Hanover, crews were expected to increase operations at sunrise. The fire was marked as under control by the fire department by 9:30 Tuesday morning. The Virginia Department of Forestry is expected to stay at the scene throughout the day.