Essex County: Forest Fire Burning Over 5 Acres of Rugged Terrain in Adirondack Mountains

  • Source: WFRG-FM 104 Utica
  • Published: 08/10/2022 02:54 AM

A fire is burning over 5 acres of rugged terrain in the Adirondacks Mountains and crews are still working to put it out. California isn't the only place dealing with forest fires. The dry summer weather has increased the risk across the nation, including in New York State. Forest Rangers were called to a wildland fire on Sunday, August 7 east of Pharaoh Lake in Essex County, which is still burning. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) said the blaze covers five to six acres over areas with steep ledges. The New York State Police Aviation crews were called in to drop rangers into the location. More Rangers arrived by boat and by foot the next day to help. If you're planning to camp this summer, the DEC is urging you to practice the utmost safety when building your campfire.


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