UPDATE: Crews Respond to Brush Fire on Red Flag Warning Day
The blaze burned about an acre of wooded area.
UPDATE (Apr. 17 6:25 p.m.):
Fire Chief Bob Seltzer has stated that the brush fire that began on Ferncrest Dr. Tuesday afternoon affected about an acre of land but caused no damage to the residential area nearby.
Based on information from a nearby resident, the blaze may have been caused by local juveniles who frequented a wooden "fort" in the woods. The structure was destroyed in the fire.
"There was heavy timber burning and a lot of fallen trees," said Seltzer. "It looked a lot worse than it was because of such heavy smoke."
There is still no confirmed cause of the fire.
Apr. 17 - 3:14 p.m.:
According to Central Coventry Fire Chief Bob Seltzer, fire crews are responding to a brush fire in the wooded area behind Sandy Bottom Road.
Flames and smoke could be seen originating across the river behind the Sandy Bottom Rd. plaza (containing Olde Theater Diner, Re/Max, Subway, etc.).
The cause of the fire is still unknown, however the National Weather Service did issue a Red Flag Warning this morning due to dry and windy conditions that can greatly heighten the risk of fire.
Check back to Coventry Patch for more details as they become available.