Brush fire burns 50 acres
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Firefighters from seven departments battled a brush fire that burned about 50 acres along Brucetown Road near Middleway, W.Va., Wednesday afternoon.
The fire started while a man was burning brush on his property, said Ed Smith, chief of the Independent Fire Co.
Winds increased, which caused the fire to spread into a field at about 3 p.m., Smith said.
At one point, the winds became so strong that the fire was blown across the road and into another field, Smith said.
"The good thing is that it was fields and not woods," Smith said.
The fire threatened a couple of buildings, but firefighters managed to cut off the fire before it reached them, Smith said.