Smoke seen at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport caused by brush fire, crews say

Fire is fully contained

Smoke at Roanoke airport caused by brush fire, crews say (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – If you saw smoke near the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon, don’t worry - the smoke was from a brush fire, which is now fully contained, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

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Smoke could be seen from the main roadway around 3 p.m. Tuesday, as shown in the photo above. By around 3:25 p.m., the area was cleared.

High winds were impacting some flight arrivals and departures, airport officials posted on their X account Tuesday.

10 News has reached out to learn more about the cause of the fire, and this article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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