USA — A Virginia Department of Forestry employee was in intensive care Saturday night at the University of Virginia Medical Center after suffering upper-body burns while fighting a large brush fire in Buckingham County. Two other firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation at local medical facilities. The fire, which covered about 600 acres near Routes 622 and 676, was brought under control after about nine hours, said Kevin Flippen of Buckingham emergency services. All five of the countys fire companies battled the blaze throughout the day. The brush fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. and the forestry employee was taken to the hospital at 2 p.m. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.