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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 — […]

Wildfire Update : Nelson : Lovingston :  Fire Consumed About 1600 Acres : Under Control (11.25.16)

Wildfire Update : Nelson : Lovingston : Fire Consumed About 1600 Acres : Under Control (11.25.16)

[ 0 ] November 24, 2016

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Late Thursday evening the wildfire in Lovingston was finally 100% contained. Lovingston VFD & Nelson County Emergency Services posted the following statements on their Facebook pages: Original post 11.24.16 11:27 Since our first update on Thanksgiving morning, here, we have learned more about the fire that jumped a line overnight Wednesday […]

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Has Grown To 6485 Acres

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Has Grown To 6485 Acres

[ 0 ] November 24, 2016

Mount Pleasant / Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia Our special thanks to Debbie Wilson of Lukay Photography in Piney River, Virginia for sharing her amazing images of the fire and the battel to control it. The battle against a wildfire that’s now consumed over 6400 acres continues on this Thanksgiving Day in Amherst County, […]

Nelson : Lovingston : Fire Jumps Line Overnight : Crews Continue Work Thanksgiving Day To Contain

Nelson : Lovingston : Fire Jumps Line Overnight : Crews Continue Work Thanksgiving Day To Contain

[ 0 ] November 24, 2016

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Not what people living near Lovingston wanted to hear, but Wednesday night a line that had been created to stop the spread of the a fire on the mountainside above town jumped the break. “The fire has jumped the fire line this evening, news that none of us wanted to hear, […]

WILDFIRE UPDATES : Latest Maps Showing Area Of FIres In Nelson & Amherst

WILDFIRE UPDATES : Latest Maps Showing Area Of FIres In Nelson & Amherst

[ 0 ] November 23, 2016

Mt. Pleasant Amherst County, Virginia BRL was the first news outlet to break the information last weekend about the massive wildfire that’s been sweeping across the Mt. Pleasant and Thrasher’s Creek areas of Amherst County. As of Wednesday morning 4400 acres has been affected with only 5% contained. Below is the latest release from the […]

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