Nelson County, Virginia
As we first reported in this post from Sunday evening, a wildfire has been burning on the mountainous area in Eades Hollow just north of Lovingston.
Tuesday just before noon, Nelson County’s Emergency Services Coordinator Jaime Miller went to the scene to get updates. The Virginia Department of Forestry is in charge of the scene.
Here’s Jaime’s update, verbatim, below:
“I have just returned from the Command Post from speaking with Martha and other Senior DOF officials on site regarding the Eades Lane fire. The fire is currently 450 acres and 20% contained. The fire advanced up Peebles Mountain overnight, and crews are working to establish the line up and over that area this morning. As you know, Peebles Mountain is directly visible from the town of Lovingston and that is increasing the visibility and public interest of the fire.
There are currently no significant threats to any homes in the area, and fire managers are confident that evacuations will not be necessary and that the current actions will protect all homes adjacent to the fire.
VDOF will have a Public Information Officer working from the Incident Command Post of the fire around mid-day today, to better respond to the local need for fire related information. As previously stated, VDOF already has crews on scene working to establish fire lines up and over the area this morning and they will have additional crews arriving later today to assist in the efforts.
If you need further information please feel free to let me know and I will do my best to obtain it for you.
Jaime D. Miller
Emergency Services Coordinator
County of Nelson”