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Wildfire Update : Nelson : Lovingston : Fire Consumed About 1600 Acres : Under Control (11.25.16)

[ 0 ] November 24, 2016 |
Virginia Department of Forestry trucks are lined up at the Command Post on Eades Lane Thanksgiving morning with smoke hanging in the air. The battle again a wildfire that started last weekend continues on Thanksgiving day. November 24, 2016.

Virginia Department of Forestry trucks are lined up at the Command Post on Eades Lane Thanksgiving morning with smoke hanging in the air. The battle against a wildfire that started last weekend continues on Thanksgiving day. November 24, 2016.

Lovingston
Nelson County, Virginia

Late Thursday evening the wildfire in Lovingston was finally 100% contained. Lovingston VFD & Nelson County Emergency Services posted the following statements on their Facebook pages:

Original post 11.24.16 11:27
Since our first update on Thanksgiving morning, here, we have learned more about the fire that jumped a line overnight Wednesday and what the emphasis will be for Thursday.

“The fire is about 75% contained and has taken in approximately 1600 acres as of a briefing I had with the Virginia Department of Forestry this morning. More fire lines going in still today. And a priority will be protecting homes and property,”

Nelson County’s Emergency Services Director Jaime Miller tells BRL.

Map via VDOF : A map showing the general area affected by the Eades Hollow fire that began last weekend. The fire has now consumed about 1600 acres just before noon on Thanksgiving Day 2016.

Map via VDOF : A map showing the general area affected by the Eades Hollow fire that began last weekend. The fire has now consumed about 1600 acres just before noon on Thanksgiving Day 2016.

Director Miller also tells us, “People traveling along 29 and those in Lovingston will see smoke and workers along US 29 in area of Country Lane, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Eades Lane, and points north. Volunteers are in standby for home protection if needed, and will be ready to respond. Crews will be working diligently to contain the fire today.”

BRL will continue updating this story all day.

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