Suffolk firefighters working large brush fire

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Firefighters are on scene of a brush fire that may have been caused from a lightning strike from Thursday night’s storm. 

At around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, emergency communications were made aware of the fire in the 3600 block of Holland Road after a pilot flying overhead contacted the FAA. Skydive Suffolk provide assistance in locating the exact location of the fire due to the dense woods in the area. 

Fire officials say that about 25 acres has burned. The Virginia Department of Forestry is also on scene with two plows, and they are cutting lines surrounding the fire so that it will eventually burn itself out.

There have been no reported injuries. 

Police are providing traffic control in the area with one westbound lane in the 3600 block of Holland Road closed for the staging of emergency response vehicles.

Stay tuned to WAVY.com for updates. 

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