Firefighters bring fast-moving brush fire on Pruden under control

Published 6:55 pm Monday, April 10, 2023

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Suffolk Fire and Rescue got a fast-moving brush fire in the 4100 block of Pruden Boulevard under control just after 6:30 p.m. Monday.

An update from the department said the blaze burned five acres, but did not involve any structures.

Additionally, officials said in an update that it is anticipated that east-bound traffic on Pruden Boulevard would return to one-lane at 6:45 p.m., with west-bound traffic being released to traffic at 7 p.m.

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Suffolk Emergency Communications dispatched the incident at 4:38 p.m. with the first units arriving at 4:42 p.m. The department’s Engine 6 and Ladder 6 arrived to find heavy smoke in a field with a fast-moving brush fire that was threatening structures.  

Engine 6 upgraded the response to a structural assignment after arriving on scene and it was threatening numerous structures.  

Fire and Rescue reported that crews attacked the fire to prevent it from involving structures. 

No injuries are reported by responders or residents.   

Suffolk Police is providing traffic control on Pruden Boulevard. 

At least 15 Fire and Rescue units have responded, along with a fire marshal and Suffolk Police.