Albemarle brush fire fully contained

Albemarle brush fire fully contained

The brush fire in the area of Iron Bridge and Rearicks Fording Road was reported around 5:10 p.m. Friday. Waverly Assistant Fire Chief Michael Tanner said in addition to the fire on Emerson Avenue, the department was also fighting a fire on Whippoorwill Road.

A brush fire spread to an abandoned garage in Cass Township Saturday.

Linsenbigler said there were no people or livestock injured in the brush fire, and buildings in the area were unaffected.

The fire broke out near a shopping center on National City Boulevard around 11 a.m. Tanner said the Emerson Avenue fire burned about eight acres and the Whippoorwill Road fire burned seven acres.

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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.

The cause and origin of the fire are still unknown.

So far, no injuries have been reported. We'll continue to bring you updates as we receive them.

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