Brush fire in Sandbridge now contained
Update: Virginia Beach Fire Department officials say the brush fire has been contained.
Virginia Beach, Va. – Beach crews will continue to fight a brush fire in Sandbridge starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:40 p.m. Virginia Beach fire crews responded to a brush fire located in the swampy area of Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Crews worked for hours, trying to put out the fire.
Officials say the flames did not spread to any buildings and no one was hurt. Tim Riley of the Virginia Beach Fire Department says crews allowed the fire to burn overnight, due to the direction of the wind.
Right now, they do not know the actual size of the fire.
The area is not accessible by regular vehicles. Firefighters are now using ATVs to get to the flames.
Officials say there are no structures in danger.
Stay with NewsChannel 3 for more updates.
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