Nelson: Dry Conditions Help Fuel Afternoon Fire

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BlueRidgeLife@2013 : Area fire departments from SE Nelson & Amherst County brought a large grass and woods fire under control Wednesday afternoon – February 6, 2013 – on Tye River Road.

Tye River Road
SE Nelson County, VA

Though we’ve had considerable rain a few days ago, the very dry air and low humidity have been the right combination for outdoor fires to sometimes get out of control. A land owner was burning trash Wednesday afternoon on Tye River Road when the blaze got out of control prompting area fire departments and the VA Dept of Forestry to respond. Using a dozer and pumpers they got the blaze under control.

Nelson Emergency Service Director Jaime Miller urges people to use caution when burning outdoors this time of year when the humidity can be very low and vegetation is easily ignited.

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