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NELSON : Area Fire Crews Battle Large Wildfire Near Lovingston – Contained (Update 9:00 AM 11.21.16)

[ 0 ] November 20, 2016 |
Photo By Jeff Hellerman : Early Monday morning smoke could still be seen billowing from a mountain just north of Lovingston in Nelson County. Jeff took this photo of Lovingston fire smoke seen from Afton at 8:30am : November 21, 2016.

Photo By Jeff Hellerman : Early Monday morning smoke could still be seen billowing from a mountain just north of Lovingston in Nelson County. Jeff took this photo of Lovingston fire smoke seen from Afton at 8:30am : November 21, 2016.

Eades Lane
Near Lovingston
Nelson County, Virginia

Updated at 7:10 am 11.21.16:

Photo By Don Staver : Lovingston, Faber, Piney River, Gladstone, Rockfish Fire companies along with rescue units from Roseland and Rockfish continue to attempt to contain a forest fire on Eades Lane. Sunday evening November 20, 2016

Photo By Don Staver : Lovingston, Faber, Piney River, Gladstone, Rockfish Fire companies along with rescue units from Roseland and Rockfish continue to attempt to contain a forest fire on Eades Lane. Sunday evening November 20, 2016

Original post at 9:35 PM – Sunday – November 20, 2016
Late Sunday evening area fire crews were on the scene battling a large brushfire on Eades Lane just north of Lovingston in Nelson County. This is the same road that Virginia Distillery Company is on. As of this post at 9:30 pm Sunday, that business is not in danger.

Photo by Chrissy Huber : Around 10 PM Sunday night fire can be seen on the mountaintop above Virginia Distillery Company in the background of this photo shot from US 29 looking toward Eades Lane north of  Lovingston, Virginia.

Photo by Chrissy Huber : Around 10 PM Sunday night fire can be seen on the mountaintop above Virginia Distillery Company in the background of this photo shot from US 29 looking toward Eades Lane north of Lovingston, Virginia.

Multiple fire departments have been battling the blaze for several hours. A fight made increasingly difficult due to high winds and very dry conditions.

Several structures have been threatened by the fire. The fire has jumped a line, at least once, made to stop it from spreading.

More updates as we have them.

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