Very dry conditions - Forest Fire Alert

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Very dry conditions - Forest Fire Alert

New postby dave » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:44 pm

While this story is not located in the Catskill Mountains, it is close enough for everyone to be concerned. A forest fire occurred where some of the cars in the parking area burned and were totally destroyed.

Town of Fishkill in Dutchess County

Wildfire: On March 9, a wildfire started along the Metro-North Railroad line. The fire destroyed or damaged several vehicles parked at a hiking trailhead. The fire, which was spotted over the roadway, sparked flames in the Beacon Mountain/Breakneck Ridge area of Hudson Highlands State Park. Forest Rangers, New York State Park personnel, and numerous other local fire departments and emergency responders mobilized to fight the blaze. Steep rocky terrain made suppression difficult. The fire burned 277 acres before it was contained.

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