Crews tackle brush fire in Chesapeake

Chesapeake brush fire Military Highway

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Firefighters quickly extinguished a brush fire Monday afternoon in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake.

Dispatchers first received word about the fire off Military Highway and Canal Drive around 2 p.m. after residents said they heard a loud explosion. 

Firefighters responded and found a large cloud of smoke coming from a 1-acre plot of land that was on fire. 

Officials say the crews were able to get the fire under control before any nearby structures were affected. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time. Stay with for updates. 

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