Brush fire burns 5 acres on Gates Road

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded Tuesday afternoon to a brush fire in the 8600 block of Gates Road. 

The fire was reported at 12:48 p.m. Battalion Chief Chuck Knight said the first unit arrived on the scene at 1:05 p.m. 

The fire covered 5 acres of a field and threatened a detached garage but did not damage the structure. The fire was under control at 2:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

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The cause was accidental, city officials said in a news release.