Fire Scene Snarls Traffic on Centreville Road—Again
Traffic stalled on Centreville Road twice on Friday after firefighters were called back to Byrd Tractor where a fire burned that morning.
Police closed parts of Centreville Road for a second time on Friday after firefighters were called back to a Yorkshire business that was on fire earlier that day.
Just before 9 p.m. on Friday, a portion of the 7200 block of Centreville Road near the Fairfax County border was closed by Prince William County Police while firefighters from several departments again responded to Byrd Tractor, where a oil tank exploded that morning.
It is not immediately clear what brought firefighters back to the one-story building some 12 hours after the fire was brought under control.
Centreville Road northbound was reduced to just one lane right in front of Byrd Tractor Friday night. The southbound lanes were completely closed right in front of the business.
Motorists traveling south were directed by police to drive on the left side of the road to avoid rescue vehicles, while northbound motorists waited their turn to pass.
Emergency officials cleared the scene before 11 p.m.
The fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the Friday morning incident which injured two people. Those people refused treatment, said Capt. Tom Pearson of the Prince William Department of Fire and Rescue.
No estimate of the damage was available.