Fire Crews Battle Several Wild/Brush Fires Near Nelson/Albemarle Line : Video Report

Photo By Michael Barber – This is the largest of two fires that were burning Tuesday afternoon (April 9, 2013) near the Nelson / Albemarle line north of Heards Mountain. This is the view as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway near Route 250 looking east.

Albemarle / Nelson County, VA
Area fire crews were busy for much of the afternoon Tuesday battling forrest fires in Eastern Nelson & Western Albemarle County. The first fire started around 2PM Tuesday afternoon north of Heards Mountain on Spring Valley Road. That’s the one seen in the photo above taken by Michael Barber owner of – Michael is also the Public Information Officer with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue.

Watch BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford in his report to CBS-19 in Charlottesville from the scene of the Taylor Creek Road fire in Afton, not too far from Greenfield Road. Click on the image above to view that report.

Another fire started an hour or so later along Taylor Creek Road in Nelson County. It’s not believed the two fires were caused by one another due to the distance separating them.

Photo By Michael Barber: Crews examine some of the forest area burned in the Taylor Creek Road fire Tuesday afternoon – April 9, 2013.
Photo By Michael Barber: Fallen trees from the Taylor Creek forest fire block the roadway Tuesday afternoon – April 9, 2013
Photo By Tommy Stafford: Dozer crews with the VA Dept of Forestry arrive on the scene of the Taylor Creek Road fire Tuesday afternoon – April 9, 2013.

By late in the day Tuesday, the Taylor Creek Road fire was under control. Crews were still working on the Spring Valley Rd fire outside of Heards. It involved about 50 acres just after dark Tuesday.

Cooler and rainy weather is on the way for Thursday and Friday.


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