Firefighters and apparatus from the Monelison Vol. Fire Department, Pedlar Vol. Fire Department, Amherst Vol. Fire Department,Big Island Vol. Fire Department, Gladstone Vol. Fire Department, & The Va Department of Forestry responed to a 30+ Acre Brush Fire on Tobbaco Row Mountain Located in Amherst Co. Va. Extremly steep and rocky terrain made firefighting efforts difficult. The Fire was contained by 11 p.m. with one injury. With the use of the new 800mghz regional radio system, all responding departments were able to communicate effectively.

[This message has been edited by Tom Martin (edited March 22, 1999).]

[This message has been edited by Tom Martin (edited March 22, 1999).]