Crews on Scene of Bedford Co. Forest Fire

Update 11:15 a.m.:

Bedford Co., VA - Firefighters in Bedford County are trying to get a handle on what's being described as a large brush fire.

Officials say it's near the Bedford/Amherst county line along the James River in the Big Island area near the Matt's Creek shelter

Officials have set up a command post on Route 130 just north of the 501 bridge.

The Department of Forestry is handling this one since the fire is in such a rural area.

At last check, they couldn't say how big it is.

We have a crew at the scene and will bring you the latest information as it comes in.


Bedford Co., VA - Local and federal firefighters are responding to the scene of a forest fire.

Officials are describing the fire in the Big Island area as "large."

The Department of Forestry has been called in because the fire is in a wilderness area.

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