No injuries reported in Bent Mountain brush fire

Brush fire in Bent Mountain.
Brush fire in Bent Mountain.(Back Creek Fire)
Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 9:17 AM EST
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BENT MOUNTAIN, Va. (WDBJ) - Back Creek Fire & Rescue says no one was injured in a brush fire on Bent Mountain Tuesday night.

Crews say they responded to the 7100 block of Bent Mountain Road, where they found a tree that fell on a power line and started the fire.

The fire was able to spread quickly due to weather conditions and the fuel load on the ground, causing it to spread up a hill toward homes.

Crews say they got a line around the fire to get it under control.

No houses or property were damaged in the fire, but damage to a fiber line knocked WDBJ7 off the air for many viewers.