Brush fire reduces lanes on Downtown Expressway

Posted on: 2:40 pm, April 13, 2012, by , updated on: 10:06pm, April 13, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Multiple fire crews have extinguished a brush fire along  the Downtown Expressway in Richmond.

Traffic was reduced to one lane west of the toll plaza for much of Friday afternoon.

The fire was about a quarter of a mile west of the toll plaza on an embankment near the Boulevard exit.

Official said the blaze was likely sparked by a contractor working on the Open Road Tolling project. That contractor tried to put out the fire before calling the fire department.