Brush fire off Nansemond Parkway city’s fourth in three days

Published 6:53 pm Monday, February 21, 2022

A brush fire off of Nansemond Parkway between the Magnolia Lakes trailer park and the Patriots Walke subdivision Monday was under control in less than an hour as no one was injured and there was no structural damage.

The city’s fourth brush fire in three days began around 3:04 p.m. and impacted a wooded area about 50 yards by 100 yards, according to Suffolk Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Chuck Knight, and was under control in about 30 to 45 minutes.

Knight said a bunch of trees had been cut down and there were stumps burning.

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“We were able to keep it away from the houses,” Knight said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.

A fast-moving brush fire in the 120 block of Little Fork Road in Whaleyville Sunday afternoon damaged a fence and shed, and threatened nearby structures, according to city officials. Crews were able to keep the brush fire contained to a three-acre area.

On Saturday, crews responded to two other brush fires, Knight said, including one on Ashford Drive off of Godwin Boulevard.