After battling flames on a mountain in Northumberland County, crews warn of brush fire season

  • Source: WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton
  • Published: 04/06/2021 11:31 PM

A plane from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources dumped water over a burning section of a mountain in Northumberland County near Shamokin Monday afternoon. The video, shot by Joe Kowalchick of Norwegian Township, was posted to his Facebook page called Norwegian Township News and Concerns. The East Cameron Township Fire Company was in charge of operations and says that plane was crucial to getting the brush fire under control. “It was very important. It was a tough fight. They dropped three loads of water and one load of fire retardant,” said Fire Chief James Reed. Reed says it took crews about 10 hours to put out the brush fire. At last check with DCNR, Reed says roughly 25 acres burned.


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