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UPDATE: Fire Damages Laurelwood Condo Units At Wintergreen Resort


©2012 www.nelsoncountylife.com : All Photos By NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : Charred wood shows the damage at the Laurelwood Condos at Wintergreen Resort. An early Monday morning fire damaged several units in the complex, one of the first two ever built at the resort decades ago.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

NCL first broke the news to you Monday morning in this post [2], a fire heavily damaged some of the condo units at Laurelwood. That’s at Wintergreen Resort. [3] Numerous area fire departments backed up Wintergreen Fire [4] for the early morning blaze that is believed to have started around the fireplace in one of the units, according to information given to NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura at the scene.


The fire came on one of the busiest weekends of the year for the resort. President's Day Weekend is generally the last big weekend for the winter ski season. Every available unit on the mountain was nearly booked.

The blaze was brought under control just before 8AM Monday morning. Though only a unit or two had actual fire damage, smoke and water damage affected others. No one is believed to have been injured in the fire.


Wintergreen firemen spray water on the last remaining embers during a Monday morning fire at the Laurelwood Condos.


To make matters more difficult, a large snow fell the night before making the firefighting a little bit more of a slippery job!


All roads leading into the resort and condo units were reopened by mid-morning Monday.

More updates as we have them.