Woods Fire - Beech Grove Road
At 12:20PM Sunday an attentive resident from Fortune's Point (Wintergreen) noticed a fire in the valley below. Crews responded however were initially unable to pinpoint the source. Once access was gained it was determined that power lines to a hunting cabin had blown down sparking a slow moving forest fire.
Personnel from Wintergreen Fire Stations 1 & 2 as well as Rockfish Fire Department were on the initial assignment. A huge shout-out goes to firefighter Jack Taggart and his 3 "fellow rats" visiting from Virginia Military Institute for the weekend. They were quick to grab rakes and assist with establishing a fire-line from a safe distance. (The VMI Crew is pictured below)
Due to high wind and fire potential, the Virginia Department of Forestry had 14 firefighters staged at Lovingston Fire Department for County-wide deployment. They were dispatched and arrived approximately 30 minutes later.
A good team effort kept everything in check and led to a favorable outcome.
All Wintergreen owners were notified of the threat using the "Alert Wintergreen" system. If you're a Wintergreen owner and you didn't receive the "Fire Advisory Notice" please contact us to get your into the system or update your contacts.