Freedom Park Closed After Morning Brush Fire
September 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist
Phone: (757) 253-6864
James City County’s Freedom Park is temporarily closed due to an early morning brush fire. The brush fire is located in a remote area of the Park and was 75 percent contained as of 10 a.m. The area of the brush fire is approximately one to two acres in size. Fire crews are on site and are working with the Virginia Department of Forestry. The brush fire was reported to safety officials by a jogger in the Park at 7:05 a.m.
County staff hope to reopen sections of the Park later today. Freedom Park is located at 5535 Centerville Road.
For more information, call John Carnifax, Director of Parks and Recreation at (757) 259-5361.