Crews Battle Brush Fires Along I-40 West In Winston-Salem

5:42 PM, Mar 10, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Fire crews are on the scene of several small brush fires causing traffic delays along Interstate 40 Sunday.

John Henley with the Winston-Salem Fire Department says eight units responded to I-40 West between Peters Creek Parkway and Hanes Mall Boulevard around noon.

The cause of the fires is still unclear, but Henley says he believes crews have them under control.

There are several houses near the brush fires, so firefighters put up barriers off Everett Street to protect the homes. Residents did not have to evacuate their homes, however.

The right lane and shoulder of I-40 West are currently closed while crews put out the fire.

NCDOT's most recent estimate says the lane should reopen after 2 p.m.

Stay with WFMY News 2 and Digtriad for updates.

NCDOT/WSFD

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