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