Uncer Control : Fire Reported In Vicinity Of Humpback Rocks Visitor Center  – Updated 10 AM : 11.13.16

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Blue Ridge Parkway
Near Humpback Rocks Visitor Center
Augusta / Nelson County

Updated 10AM Sunday – November 13, 2016
Added photos and video above & below from WF&R

9PM Update

©™2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Nelson County Life Magazine : Photo courtesy of Megan Siegel  : Smoke can be seen in the background above the Blue Ridge Parkway late Saturday afternoon as seen from Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Virginia. A  large number of different  fire crews have been dispatched to battle the fire.
©™2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Nelson County Life Magazine : Photo courtesy of Megan Siegel : Smoke can be seen in the background above the Blue Ridge Parkway late Saturday afternoon as seen from Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Virginia. A large number of different fire crews have been dispatched to battle the fire.

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets tells BRL, “The situation is under control as of 9 PM Saturday night.” 

Earlier original post:
BRL has confirmed several different fire crews are on the scene of a forest fire just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the general area of the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.

“We have 2 from Wintergreen Fire, Rockfish Fire has 2, Wilson 2, Dooms 2, and Virginia Department of Forestry. Waynesboro First Aid ambulance has also been dispatched for any medical assistance that might be needed,” Wintergreen Fire Chief Curtis Sheets tells BRL around 6:15 Saturday evening. Chief Sheets also said forestry service has a spotter plane scoping the area and Augusta County has command.

“At least 3 miles separate the fire and the closest Wintergreen Property. Winds are nonexistent. There is no threat to Wintergreen. If this changes, residents will be notified,” Chief Sheets continued. 

Photo courtesy of Patrick Latimer : As seen from Crozet just before sunset Saturday - smoke can be seen rising above the Blue Ridge Parkway from the fire near Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Latimer : As seen from Crozet just before sunset Saturday – smoke can be seen rising above the Blue Ridge Parkway from the fire near Humpback Rocks Visitor Center.
Additional fire crews were being called to stage at the visitor’s center to assist in battling the blaze. Crews were having to walk into parts of the area to get to the base of the fire below the parkway.

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  1. THANKS FOR THE B FIRE STORY AN WE HOPE IT GETS UNDER CONTROL AN PUT OUT WITHOUT A LOT OF DAMAGE TO YUR BEAUTIFUL MT S

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