SUFFOLK FIRE & RESCUE WORKS MULTIPLE BRUSH FIRES ALONG ROUTE 58
SUFFOLK, VA (December 7, 2021) Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to multiple
brush fires on Route 58/Portsmouth Boulevard Westbound extending from the
SPSA Landfill to Pruden Boulevard.
Emergency Communications was first notified at 3:40 p.m. advising of a brush
fire along the median involving dried grasses and leaves in the area near the
Wilroy Road exit. Suffolk Police provided traffic control in the area, as traffic was
initially completely stopped as Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews worked to extinguish
the brush fires located immediately adjacent to the roadways. One lane of travel
is now open in the affected area.
The multiple fires were marked under control at approximately 4:38 p.m. There
were no injuries.
Battalions 1 and 2 responded, along with multiple Engines and Tankers which
are wetting down the areas in the median due to dry weather conditions.
Credit: Diana Klink