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Nelson: Wintergreen Fire Crews Work Costly Sunday Afternoon House Fire On Mountain – (Video)

[ 0 ] January 25, 2015 |
Copyright 2015  Blue Ridge Life : Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura - Firemen battle a blaze from a bucket near the  Hemlock and Devils Knob Loop intersection Sunday afternoon January 25, 2015 as crews battle a house fire.

Copyright 2015 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura – Firemen battle a blaze from a bucket near the Hemlock and Devils Knob Loop intersection Sunday afternoon January 25, 2015 as crews battle a house fire.

Wintergreen / Devils Knob
Nelson County, VA

Wintergreen Fire Department crews along with other area fire departments responded to a large house fire Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Devils Knob Loop and Hemlock on the mountain. “The structure was a total loss. There were no injuries. The blaze was under control after approximately 60 minutes, with an additional 2 hours needed for salvage and overhaul. There was no damage to neighboring structures. crews found a two-story unoccupied structure with heavy fire. The roof was starting to collapse prior to arrival of the first fire apparatus,” said WFD Fire Chief Curtis Sheets.


Above, video from the fire minutes after it started.

Crews with WFD extend a bucket from a fire truck to help batle the Sunday afternoon blaze on Devils Knob at Wintergreen.

Crews with WFD extend a bucket from a fire truck to help batle the Sunday afternoon blaze on Devils Knob at Wintergreen.

According to Chief Sheets, the following fire departments and support agencies responded to the fire:

Apparatus/Personnel On Scene
Wintergreen Truck 1
Wintergreen Engine 1
Wintergreen Engine 2
Wintergreen Utility 7
Wintergreen Medic 178
Wintergreen Medic 176
Wintergreen Response 174
Wintergreen Chiefs 1, 2, and 3
Wintergreen FD Volunteers 6
Wintergreen PD x 2 units

Wintergreen Ski Patrol/Wintergreen Resort – 6

Piney River FD Salvage 22 with 2
Wilson FD (Augusta) Engine 191 and Salvage 197 w 8
Rockfish FD Engine 51 and Tanker 53 Filled Wintergreen Station 2 plus 3 FFs at Scene
Stuarts Draft FD filled Wilson FD

Central Virginia Electric – 2
Nelson County Service Authority – 1

All totaled 39 personnel, of which 22 were from Wintergreen

Wintergreen Police block the area where fire crews battled the blaze Sunday afternoon.

Wintergreen Police block the area where fire crews battled the blaze Sunday afternoon.

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