Brush fire destroys acres of land, shed

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – It took Chesapeake fire crews about half an hour to control a large fire in the Bowers Hill area Thursday afternoon.

Photos: Aerials Chesapeake brush fire

Firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 500 block of Truitt Road around 3 p.m., according to Captain Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department.

At the scene, crews found flames coming from a storage shed and consuming a nearby brush. After the fire was put out, the shed was destroyed and a little less than five acres of land were damaged.

Saunders said there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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