Fire crews respond to fire at Turman Tye River Lumber Yard in Nelson County

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According to Derek Kidd, the Lovingston Fire Department Assistant Chief, 13 fire agencies as well as Virginia State Police and the Nelson County Sheriff's Office responded to a fire at Turman Tye River Lumber Yard Tuesday night.

Courtesy: Karin Shaffer Robertson

Kidd says more than 100 firefighters assisted in extinguishing the fire. Two of the firefighters have minor injuries.

According to Kidd, no employees were inside the lumber building at the time of the fire.

Damages are estimated to be around $500,000. Kidd says the building is a total loss.

Kidd says fire crews took "all they had" to put out the fire. The nearest fire hydrant was 2.5 miles away from the lumber building.

The Amherst County Dispatch has confirmed to WDBJ7 that there was a fire at Turman Tye River Lumber Yard in Nelson County Tuesday evening.

Dispatch said the call came in around 10:36 p.m. Tuesday night.

The Amherst County Fire Department assisted Nelson County Fire and Rescue in controlling the fire.

Dispatch says Nelson County fire crews are still on scene Wednesday morning.

It is still unclear if there are any injures.

This is a developing story. Stay with WDBJ7 on air and online for updates.