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Nelson : Firefighters Get Praise For Hard Work

Dan Lee, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Madison Heights thanks firefighters for their work battling wildfires over the past week in Lovingston. Lee, a former police officer, offered words of encouragement as the crews mop up operations in Nelson over the next day or so  the meeting was held Friday night - November 25, 2016 at the Lovingston  Volunteer Fire Department in Lovingston. [1]

Dan Lee, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Madison Heights thanks firefighters for their work battling wildfires over the past week in Lovingston. Lee, a former police officer, offered words of encouragement as the crews mop up operations in Nelson over the next day or so. The meeting was held Friday night – November 25, 2016 at the Lovingston Volunteer Fire Department.

Lovingston
Nelson County, Virginia

After working endless days and nights for the past week, and straight through the Thanksgiving holiday [2], area firefighters working a wildfire near Lovingston finally see the end in sight. The fire was officially 100% contained late Thursday night. Over the next day or so crews with finish up their operations on the Eades Hollow fire that started last weekend.

US Congressman Elect Tom Garrett’s office and Pastor Dan Lee from Grace Baptist Church in Madison Heights were on hand at a meeting Friday night at the LVFD to express their thanks for all of the hard work done to bring the wildfire under control.

Andrew Pullen, an aid from U.S. Congressman Elect Tom Garrett's office was on hand  expressing the congressman's thanks for all of the efforts during the last week. Friday - November 25, 2016 - Lovingston, Virginia [3]

Andrew Pullen, an aid from U.S. Congressman Elect Tom Garrett’s (currently VA State Senator) office was on hand expressing thanks for all of the efforts during the last week. Friday – November 25, 2016 – Lovingston, Virginia

Garrett currently serves as a state senator in Virginia, but was elected to the US House and will take office in January.

Firefighters also learned they will be recommended for a Congressional Commendation once the session starts.