Crews battled brush fire in Raleigh County

Crews battled brush fire in Raleigh County”

Crews responded to the brush fire just before 4 p.m. on the 5700 block of Clear Fork Road. Seymour Volunteer Fire Department also activated the Wildland Task Force to help.

Wheeling firefighters work to contain a large grass fire on the hillside in Fulton. Crews are on scene, use caution in the area.

Flames fanned by blustery gusts and fed by desiccated foliage burned some 300 acres of southern Albemarle brush Thursday evening and into Friday morning, county fire and rescue officials said. Tanner said the Emerson Avenue fire burned about eight acres and the Whippoorwill Road fire burned seven acres.

UPDATE 5:35 P.M. | The brush fire in Seymour is completely out, according to the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department.

Dispatchers said the Wildland Task Force has been activated to help fight the fire.

Kuniyoshi praised a quick response from multiple agencies for putting out the fire without any injuries or damage to nearby property.

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