Lanes of Northbound Powhite Parkway near City Stadium open again following earlier closure for brush fire


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Northbound lanes of Powhite Parkway near the City Stadium exit in Richmond are open once again after a temporary closure earlier due to a brush fire.

Around 12:22 p.m., crews arrived on scene to nourthbound Powhite Parkway between Forest Hill and Douglasdale Road.

Firefighters found a tree fully engulfed in flames near the road. Crews knocked down the fire to a smolder and are working on overhaul currently.

All lanes on Powhite Parkway NB were closed in the area while the fire was extinguished. The City of Richmond Department of Public Works and the Department of Forestry were contacted for assistance.

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