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Containment Of Tye River Fire East Of Vesuvius Expected Soon

Containment Of Tye River Fire East Of Vesuvius Expected Soon

[ 0 ] May 13, 2018

Near Vesuvius Rockbridge & Augusta County, VA Click here for earlier stories on this fire when it started in early May.Release info below from US Forest Service: Friday, May 11, 2018 7:00 pm Location The Tye River Fire is located on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, approximately 3 miles east of Vesuvius. Counties […]

REDUCED - THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES TODAY : 1:07 PM

REDUCED – THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES TODAY : 1:07 PM

[ 0 ] May 3, 2018

…REDUCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES THIS AFTERNOON… Minimum relative humidity values are now expected to remain above 30 percent this afternoon, with winds generally 15 mph or less. Thus, the risk of enhanced threat for rapid fire spread has decreased. Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 650 AM EDT Thu […]

RED FLAG WARNING : EXPIRED - EXPIRED - EXPIRED

RED FLAG WARNING : EXPIRED – EXPIRED – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] April 12, 2018

RED FLAG WARNING URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 448 AM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018 District of Columbia-Washington-Prince Georges-Charles- Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany- Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery- Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Augusta-Rockingham- Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle- Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania- King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Highland- Eastern […]

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

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

[ 0 ] 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. 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 […]

Lovingston : New Whisky from Virginia Distillery Company Pays Tribute To Nelson County First Responders

Lovingston : New Whisky from Virginia Distillery Company Pays Tribute To Nelson County First Responders

[ 0 ] March 31, 2017

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Virginia Distillery Company is offering a new whisky starting April 1st – and all for a good cause. Nelson County First Responders Single Cask (Coffee Finished) is dedicated to the hardworking First Responder teams in Nelson County, a group that’s near and dear to the team at Virginia Distillery Company. Why? […]

Wintergreen Fire Chief Discusses Plan In The Event Gatlinburg Happens Here : Video Interview

Wintergreen Fire Chief Discusses Plan In The Event Gatlinburg Happens Here : Video Interview

[ 0 ] December 8, 2016

Above, Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets chats with BRL Digital Media Director Tommy Stafford about their plans in the event a Gatlinburg scenario played out here on the mountain. Click play above to watch. Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia With the recent wildfires in Gatlinburg still in the news coupled with the outbreak […]

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Roads & Trails Now Open!

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Roads & Trails Now Open!

[ 0 ] December 2, 2016

Natural Bridge, Virginia December 2, 2016 Via USFS “The USDA Forest Service worked with the Virginia Department of Forestry and a Montana Type 3 Incident Management Team, to contain the wildfire burning on the George Washington National Forest and private land in and around the Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area in Amherst County. The final […]

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Good Progress Being Made  (11.27.16 - 9:30 AM)

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Good Progress Being Made (11.27.16 – 9:30 AM)

[ 1 ] November 27, 2016

Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Scenic Area / Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia The progress continues against a wildfire in Amherst County that’s been burning for a week now. In all over 11,000 acres has been torched. Some of that purposely set by firefighters to contain the fire and bring it under control. Below is […]

Nelson : Firefighters Get Praise For Hard Work

Nelson : Firefighters Get Praise For Hard Work

[ 1 ] November 25, 2016

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia After working endless days and nights for the past week, and straight through the Thanksgiving holiday, 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 […]

Amherst Wildfire Update : 11,000 Acres Now Consumed - 45% Contained - (11.25.16 - 10:00 PM)

Amherst Wildfire Update : 11,000 Acres Now Consumed – 45% Contained – (11.25.16 – 10:00 PM)

[ 1 ] November 25, 2016

Mount Pleasant Scenic Area Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia Late Friday night updates now put the affected area at 11,000 acres. Much of the increase was due to controlled burns performed by the USFS to help manage the fire.  Additional details midmorning Saturday.  #AMHERST–#Wildfire has now consumed just over 8500acres. #mtpleasant #thrasherscreek pic.twitter.com/uDVrBTtmxa — […]

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