Officials: More than 100 firefighters respond to structure fire in Nelson Co.; no injuries

(Lydia Johnson/WSET)

UPDATE: 4:40 a.m.: Nelson County Emergency Dispatch says they responded to a structure fire Tuesday night.

The call was received around 10:30 p.m. about a fire at Turman Tye River Lumber Yard where crews from Wintergreen, Amherst, Lovingston and Rockfish responded.

More than 100 firefighters were on the scene at the 700 block of Thomas Nelson Highway, according to Nelson County Emergency Services Coordinator Russell Gibson.

The fire started in one of the storage units and fully engulfed the unit when crews arrived on scene.

It was contained and almost completely extinguished by 2:30 am.

Afterwards, crews started looking for hot spots and for anything that could potentially flare up. Currently, the fire is contained but crews worked diligently overnight to keep it from flaring up.

Gibson says no employees were at the scene when the fire was called in and no injuries were reported.

There is no word on what caused the fire, but a fire investigator from state patrol has been requested.


NELSON Co., Va. (WSET) -- ABC13 is on the scene of a structure fire in Nelson County Tuesday.

Nelson County emergency dispatch tells us that the call ,about the fire, came in just after 11:30 p.m..

They say it is in the 700 block of Thomas Nelson Highway.

Fire crews are on the scene.

Stick with ABC13 as we work to learn more.

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