Whipps Ledges closed after large brush fire in Hinckley Reservation

Photo courtesy: Hinckley Police Dept. Facebook page

Photo courtesy: Hinckley Police Dept. Facebook page

HINCKLEY, Ohio — Whipps Ledges is closed today after a large brush fire spread through Hinckley Reservation Friday night, a Cleveland Metroparks spokesperson said.

Hinckley police said several departments assisted Friday night, as firefighters battled the blaze. They left overnight, but will return Saturday to survey the area.

Police posted on Facebook that more then 50 firefighters are helping to put out the blaze; at this time, they said, about 20-30 acres have caught fire.

The American Red Cross has also been activated. Stay with FOX 8 News for any updates.