Crews battle wildfire on Afton Mountain

NELSON COUNTY, Va. – In Nelson County, crews are working to put out a fire on Afton Mountain.

The Virginia Department of Forestry said it started as a brush fire after a pick-up truck went up in flames on the side of I-64.

According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, as of Friday afternoon, the fire is 29 acres in size and is 75% contained.

Officials said helicopters are being used to dump water onto the flames.

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