Firefighters working brush fire

Published 8:24 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Suffolk firefighters are battling a brush fire on Deer Path Road.

The fire was reportedĀ in the 3800 block at 4:52 p.m., and crews arrived at 5:03 p.m. to a brush fire between the railroad bed and a swamp area that also extended into the nearby wood line, according to a city press release. No residences are threatened.

Responding units from Suffolk Fire & Rescue include Battalions 1 and 2, Brush 1, 7, 8 and 9, Car 2, Engines 1, 2 and 4, EMS-1, Ladder 3, Medic 1A, Medic 8, Rescue 1, Tankers 1 and 7, and the Fire Marshal.

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Mutual aid is also being provided by Isle of Wight, including a tanker and two additional brush trucks. The Virginia Department of Forestry has provided two plows.

Approximately 15 acres has been burned. The Forestry Service will assist to provide the total amount of affected acreage tomorrow. There have been no injuries.

The scene remains active, and the roadway is currently closed on Deer Path Road between Indian Trail and Milford Lane. Suffolk Police are providing traffic control.

The Fire Marshal will be investigating the cause of the fire.