Update: Brush Fire in Amherst County Is Mostly Out

Update 10 a.m.:

Amherst Co., VA - Amherst County fire officials tell us the brush fire that burned about 30 acres on Banks Mountain is for the most part out.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon in a field at the base of the mountain. Crews were on the scene throughout the night.

Sunday, an eight-man crew was on the scene, checking containment lines and keeping an eye on some hot spots.

No homes were damaged in the fire, but a shed was destroyed.


Update 10 p.m.:

Amherst Co., VA- The fire continues to burn, and officials say the fire will likely burn for days. A crew from the Virginia Department of Forestry will remain on scene throughout the night.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.


Amherst Co., VA- Multiple fire departments are fighting a brush fire on Banks Mountain in Amherst County. Officials say they have the fire completely contained to about 25 acres.

They've been battling the fire since about 1:30 p.m. We're told the fire started in a field at the base of the mountain and moved its way up.

No homes have been damaged or are in danger. Officials say the only property loss is a small shed. We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more as soon as we get it.