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Chesterfield brush fire flame

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Chesterfield fire crews are battling a brush fire along the 8400 block of Courthouse Road, according to Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Lt. Jason Elmore.

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Alix Bryan April 11, 201312:46 am

To read more on the fire, click here: http://wtvr.com/2013/04/10/75-acre-brush-fire-shuts-down-288-keeps-chesterfield-firefighters-busy/

Alix Bryan April 10, 201310:11 pm

Check out this submitted video.

Alix Bryan April 10, 201310:10 pm

Aerial views of the 288 fire.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20139:47 pm
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Alix Bryan April 10, 20137:53 pm
Alix Bryan April 10, 20137:38 pm

Wow, great video in here from the fire. In this 7pm update Jon Burkett said that officials asked businesses to take pics of stores in case there was any damage. Click on it for more info.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20137:37 pm

@RaymondHawkes traffic update from 7pm. We should be hearing any minute about 288.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20136:50 pm

Here is a 6pm update. Also, CBS 6 has a 7pm broadcast, and we are live on the scene with more information.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20136:30 pm
Alix Bryan April 10, 20136:17 pm

Lots of confusion over the closures so here is a look at the two, one in red and one in blue.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20136:06 pm

VDOT update as of 6pm.

The right and center lanes are still closed. Also, the ramp from Route 150 north to Route 60 east is closed.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:58 pm

Chris Tiller submitted this pic of “traffic going N bound on Chippenham due to brush fires. Fire crews behind the frame of picture. Backed up at least until Iron Bridge.”

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:46 pm

Ugh, look at all that smoke.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:43 pm

Thru Skytracker camera you can see some of the smoke from the fire that remains. We can smell some smoke at our station as well, in Richmond.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:38 pm

VDOT says that Chippenham is still closed.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:32 pm

Lt. Jason Elmore talks to CBS 6 about the afternoon brush fires and how long the road closures can be expected.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:31 pm

If you haven’t started your evening commute, make sure to check our Beat The Traffic

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:24 pm

Lt. Jason Elmore talks to CBS 6 about the afternoon brush fires and how long the road closures can be expected.

Alix Bryan April 10, 20135:23 pm

https://twitter.com/raymondhawkes/status/322093797985112065

Scott Wise April 10, 20135:13 pm

We just took this image live on CBS 6. Jon Burkett preparing for a live shot with a Chesterfield brush fire burning in the background.

Scott Wise April 10, 20135:08 pm

Again — to reiterate — VDOT says Route 288 is expected to remain closed through 6 p.m.

Use alternate route.

Scott Wise April 10, 20135:03 pm

https://twitter.com/CBS6/status/322092439982731264

Scott Wise April 10, 20135:03 pm

https://twitter.com/CBS6/status/322092219228123136

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:55 pm

I am about to turn on the WTVR.com live stream.

You can watch here: http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/

You can also watch on the new CBS 6 mobile app.

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:39 pm

Seems like a good time to remind you to download our new mobile app. Look for it in iTunes or Google Play.

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:36 pm

https://twitter.com/511centralva/status/322085147023405057

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:34 pm

https://twitter.com/511centralva/status/322084160778956800

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:30 pm

JUST IN: Route 288 closed due to brush fire. One-half mile backup northbound and two mile backup southbound. Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid the area, according to VDOT.

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:28 pm

View Scott H. snapped this photo of a brush fire on Route 150.

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:24 pm

Update from VDOT — Chippenham Pkwy./Rt. 150 north (Chesterfield) – The two right lanes are closed on Route 150 north at Midlothian Turnpike (Rt. 60) due to brush fire. Expect major delays.

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:21 pm

Viewer Emily G. just submitted pictures of a brush fire burning along Chippenham Parkway near Route 60 (MIdlothian Turnpike)

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:09 pm

https://twitter.com/ZachDanielCBS6/status/322078654756696064

Scott Wise April 10, 20134:07 pm

https://twitter.com/511centralva/status/322078199037177856

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:49 pm

JUST IN: Both directions of Route 288 closed between Hull Street Road (Route 360) and Route 10. There is a two mile backup southbound, according to VDOT.

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:46 pm

Shelby Brown shot this video around 2:30 p.m. along Courthouse Road in Chesterfield.

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:39 pm

https://twitter.com/511centralva/status/322071053323087873

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:32 pm

From VDOT: Route 288 closed between Route 10 and Courthouse Road, both directions.

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:28 pm

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:26 pm

Video just in from Jon Burkett

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:21 pm

https://twitter.com/CBS6/status/322066200500781056

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:15 pm

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:07 pm

New video just sent in by Shelby Brown.

Scott Wise April 10, 20133:03 pm

Jon Burkett just sent back this video.

Scott Wise April 10, 20132:44 pm

VDOT just announced both directions of Route 288 are closed at Courthouse Road AND Courthouse Road is closed between Route 10 and Newbys Bridge Road due to a brush fire. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area. Expect major delays.

Scott Wise April 10, 20132:44 pm

This video of the brush fire was sent in by CBS 6 reporter Shelby Brown.

Scott Wise April 10, 20132:43 pm

This is a map of the area where the brush fire is burning.

Scott Wise April 10, 20132:42 pm

Elmore said two brush fires joined together in the area. Elmore said firefighters are able to protect homes in that area.

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