Prince George Fire & EMS

   Media Alert  
   For Immediate Release
Contact Person:
Brad Owens, Director
Prince George Fire & EMS

April 5, 2016

Prince George, VA – Prince George Fire and EMS respond to multiple brush fires during high winds.

At approximately 5 pm on April 4, 2016, during a period of high winds, fire units from Prince George County were dispatched to separate areas of the County for working brush fires. All Fire and EMS Companies were alerted to begin staffing stations and providing additional incident support. The wind was the biggest driving force behind the fires spreading through approximately 50 acres in separate locations. First Responders continued efforts to get in front of the fires and contain them. The Virginia Forestry Department along with Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, Fort Lee, and Hopewell Fire Departments were called to assist with the incidents. Additionally, seven (7) other calls for service including, Vehicle Accidents, EMS Chest Pains, and Fire Alarm Activation calls were handled during the time period.

Prince George Fire and EMS would like to remind everyone of the 4 pm burn ban in effect until April 30. In addition, fires should not be left unattended for any reason and during period of high winds, it is recommended that citizens postpone any plans to burn acceptable materials including, but not limited to leaves, sticks and other yard debris.

For more information, please call Prince George Fire & EMS Administration at (804) 722-8614.

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