Firefighters battle two weekend fires

Published 7:46 pm Monday, October 25, 2010

Firefighters target hot spots at a Trumpet Drive wildfire Sunday.

Suffolk firefighters kept busy over the weekend fighting a woods fire and residential fire.

Firefighters from Holland Volunteer Fire Department, Whaleyville Volunteer Fire Department and Suffolk Fire and Rescue fought a woods fire in the 6200 block of Trumpet Drive on Saturday. The fire was reported just before 10:30 p.m. and consumed about seven to eight acres, city spokeswoman Debbie George said.

No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported, she added. Crews also used a brush truck from Carrsville Fire Department and a plow from the Virginia Department of Forestry fighting the blaze.

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Firefighters returned to the scene Sunday to take care of hot spots that had flared up.

Sunday morning, firefighters also battled a residential fire in the 600 block of Pitchkettle Road. They were able to contain the blaze, which was reported just before 8:30 a.m., to the kitchen and attic areas.

The residence suffered about $10,000 in damage, with $5,000 damage to the content. Nobody was injured.

The causes of both fires are under investigation.