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Nelson : Large Response To Fire in Arrington

[ 0 ] May 28, 2016 |
Photo courtesy of Lovingston Vol Fire Dept : Dozens of personnel responded to this fire at an old lumber yard in South Nelson County, Virginia this past Friday evening - May 26, 2016

Photo courtesy of Lovingston Vol Fire Dept : Dozens of personnel responded to this fire at an old lumber yard in South Nelson County, Virginia this past Friday evening – May 27, 2016

Arrington
Nelson County, Virginia

Memorial Day weekend started as a busy one for area fire crews. An old lumber yard in Arrington caught fire late in the day Friday. Crews worked late into the night Friday before leaving the scene.

Photo courtesy of Lovingston Vol Fire Dept : Fire burns in a pile of old scrap lumber in an area south of Arrington on Friday evening - May 26, 2014

Photo courtesy of Lovingston Vol Fire Dept : Fire burns in a pile of old scrap lumber in an area south of Arrington on Friday evening – May 27, 2014

Below is the complete detailed release from Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department. Our thanks to them for the photos and the detailed information.

“FIRE AT TURMAN TYE RIVER LLC

At approximately 5:45pm, Friday, May 27, 2016, the Lovingston Fire Department was dispatched along with Piney River Fire Department for a report of a brush fire in the 800 block of Thomas Nelson Hwy in Arrington. Upon arrival of the first unit, Incident Command reported a large fire and requested additional Tankers due to lack of a water source on site. All Nelson County Fire Departments were dispatched for Tanker and Manpower assistance. Amherst County Public Safety was also requested to assist because of the close vicinity to the shared county boarder.

The fire originated in a lumber scrap pile approximately 400 foot long and 6 foot tall (estimates from personnel on scene). Half of this pile was burning when units arrived. Personnel worked to contain the fire from spreading to other buildings, piles of other scrap, and the woodland surrounding the facility. Approximately 50 Public Safety Personnel and 20 Emergency Apparatus were on site.

Departments present on the call were:
Lovingston Fire Department
Piney River Fire Department
Faber Fire Department
Gladstone Fire Department
Rockfish Valley Fire Department
Montebello Fire Department
Wintergreen Fire Department
Amherst Fire Department
Pedlar Fire Department
Monelison Fire Department
Roseland Rescue Squad
Nelson County Career EMS
Amherst Public Safety
Virginia Department of Forestry
Nelson County Sheriffs Office

Thank you to all the personnel that assisted on the incident. A special thank you to the following:
Nelson County ECC
Nelson Food Mart
Lovingston McDonalds

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