SUFFOLK, Va. - Firefighters responded to a fast-moving marsh fire in the 6100 block of Knotts Neck Road early Monday evening.
The call came in at 4:56 p.m., and the first units arrived on scene at 5:04 p.m.
Crews arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the grass and marsh of the Nansemond River. A large area of marsh and woods along the water line was on fire.
Firefighters initiated a fire attack with hand lines from land to protect nearby structures.
The fire was brought under control at 6:10 p.m.
One of the department's fire boats and land-based fire units are still on scene putting water on the marsh and working to put out hot spots.