NELSON : Smokehouse At Blue Ridge Pig Burns : Business Remains Open : Updated 3:40 PM EDT

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©™2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo By Kerry Gates via BRLM Photographer Marcie Gates : This photo says it all. Strawberry Goodwin (owner) of the Blue Ridge Pig shakes his head in doubt after a Tuesday morning fire causes major damage to his smokehouse just behind the main restaurant. November 11, 2014
©™2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo By Kerry Gates via BRLM Photographer Marcie Gates : This photo says it all. Strawberry Goodwin (owner) of the Blue Ridge Pig shakes his head in doubt after a Tuesday morning fire causes major damage to his smokehouse just behind the main restaurant. November 11, 2014

Nellysford
Nelson County, VA

By Marcie Gates

Jason Pugh, Wintergreen Fire and Rescue Captain says they got the call around 9:30 and the structure fire at the Blue Ridge Pig was contained and resolved in about five minutes upon their arrival.
Charles “Strawberry” Goodwin, Vietnam War Veteran says he was cleaning out the smokehouse (which he does about four times a year) and a hot spot went ablaze and caught the wall on fire.

©2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo left courtesy of Shelby Bruguiere : Photo (right) By BRLM Photographer / Writer Marcie Gates : Smoke and fire billow from the top of the smokehouse midmorning Tuesday at The Blue Ridge Pig. (Right) Strawberry Goodwin (owner) inspects rafter damage inside the smokehouse after the fire is out.
©2014 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Photo left courtesy of Shelby Bruguiere : Photo (right) By BRLM Photographer / Writer Marcie Gates : Smoke and fire billow (left) from the top of the smokehouse midmorning Tuesday at The Blue Ridge Pig. (Right) Strawberry Goodwin (owner) inspects rafter damage inside the smokehouse after the fire is out.

Above the coverage from our media partners over at CBS-19 in Charlottesville.


Listen to Tommy’s initial report on the fire as crews were responding on Tuesday morning. Push play on the Soundcloud player above.

Straw is safe and sound and the restaurant won’t be missing a beat.
Although the smokehouse will take about a week to reconstruct, the Pig is still open for business and with plenty to sell!
Stop by and savor the flavor on this Veterans Day with your very own local veteran.

To view all of the photos from Tuesday fire at The Blue Ridge Pig, click on our Facebook album up above.

Original Post at 9:49 AM 11.11.14
Fire crews are currently battling a blaze at the smokehouse at The Blue Ridge Pig.

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