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Nelson : Crews Battle Large Wildfire On Embly’s Gap Road

[ 0 ] April 4, 2018 |

Photo By C Neil Martin : A firefighter observes as a Virginia Department of Forestry dozer crosses a scorched field as a result of a wildfire late Wednesday afternoon off of Embly’s Gap Road near Piney River in South Nelson County. April 4, 2018.

Near Piney River
Nelson County, Virginia

Updated 7:00 PM : As of early evening the fire was contained and many crews returning to the station.

Photo By C Neil Martin : Fire units stage at the wildfire Wednesday afternoon off of Embly’s Gap Road in South Nelson County, Virginia. April 4, 2018.

Photo and those below By Debbie Wilson : Lukay Photography : Smoke can be seen rising from a large wildfire located off of Embly’s Gap Road in South Nelson County. Wednesday – April 4, 2018

Fire crews from every department including forestry were on the scene of a large brush / wildfire late Wednesday afternoon on Embly’s Gap Road in South Nelson near the Piney River area. The call was originally dispatched around 3:45 Wednesday afternoon.

Numerous response vehicles including a dozer unti from the Virginia Department of Forestry are staged at the fire in South Nelson – Wednesday : April 4, 2018.

To make matters worse, winds have been gusting to over 30 MPH as recorded at our BRL-Maple Brook Farm station here in Roseland.

Smoke rises from the fire on Embly’s Gap road late afternoon Wednesday – April 4, 2018.

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