Photos of the Tarrington fire in Virginia

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Firing out along a sidewalk at the Tarrington fire, Chesterfield County, Virginia, February 19, 2011. Photo: Richard Reuse.

Richard Reuse, an Area Forester with the Virginia Department of Forestry sent us a video and some photos that were taken at the Tarrington fire (map) in Chesterfield County, two miles west of Richmond, Virginia.

Here is a short video that Richard sent us:

From Richard:

This was one of the worst fire days I have ever seen in my 25 years in Virginia. 7% RH is just crazy low for Virginia and add 45mph winds and….. well, welcome to California.

There is some good archived videos on the fires we’ve had during the last week. You can look on the Richmond TV stations websites. NBC12,, and I’m sure there is good coverage on the Virginia Beach and Charlottesville TV stations too. Most of the fire activity was in the eastern part of the state which is extremely rare.

Richard said it was the first time he had burned out from a sidewalk.

Tarrington fire, Feb. 20, 2011. Photo: Richard Reuse
Thanks Richard

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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