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Nelson : Schuyler : Tuesday Night Chimney Fire Heavily Damages Home


Photo courtesy of Jackie Clark Britt : Area fire departments responded to a house fire Tuesday evening – January 16, 2018 in Schuyler of East Nelson County.

Nelson County, Virginia

Released info via Lovingston Volunteer Fire Dept: [2]

At approximately 5:57pm Co. 1 was dispatched along with Faber VFD and Nelson County EMS for a reported chimney fire. Personnel arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the roof of the home and upgraded the call to a working structure fire. Additional units were requested to respond from Albemarle and Wintergreen to assist.

An aggressive interior attack was initiated by the first arriving fire truck to locate and contain the fire. Personnel worked tirelessly for several hours to extinguish the fire and check for any further extension. The fire was marked under control at approximately 9:00pm. Units were in service in their stations by midnight.

There were no injuries to citizens or fire personnel. The house is heavily damaged and the tenants are being assisted by family.

Companies present were:
Lovingston VFD
Faber VFD
Nelson County EMS
Wintergreen Fire
North Garden VFD
Scottsville VFD

A Special Thank You to Piney River VFD for making themselves available for Co. 1 calls and McDonalds for providing food for personnel.

We are told from fire officials the house was heavily damaged with lots of fire damage in the attic along with heavy smoke damage through the upstairs and water damage throughout.