The fire is currently 450 acres and 20% contained. The fire advanced up Peebles Mountain overnight, and crews are working to establish the line up and over that area this morning. Peebles Mountain is directly visible from the town of Lovingston and that is increasing the visibility and public interest of the fire.
There are currently no significant threats to any homes in the area, and fire managers are confident that evacuations will not be necessary and that the current actions will protect all homes adjacent to the fire.
As previously stated, VDOF already has crews on scene working to establish fire lines up and over the area, this morning and they will have additional crews arriving later today to assist in the efforts.
Drivers may notice decreased visibility in the Lovingston area due to smoky conditions. Residents will smell smoke overnight and for the next several days. If you live on the Southern end of the County, you will smell smoke from the fire in Amherst as well. Those in the Arrington, Shipman, and Lovingston area have the potential to smell and see smoke from both the Eades Mountain Fire and the fire in Amherst County. If you area resident who suffers from breathing conditions such as severe allergies or asthma, please assure that you have your medications on hand and limit your time outdoors.
If you have an emergency please dial 9-1-1, all non-emergency calls please refer to the non-emergency number for the Dispatch Center (434)263-7050.