Officials Put Out 3 Hudson Valley Wildfires in a Day
First responders dealt with three wildfires in the Hudson Valley in about three hours.
The first fire began around on Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. in the town of Marbletown off Lapla Road.
First responders had a tough time locating the fire as strong winds fueled the blowing smoke in different directions, officials say. Officials deployed a DEC drone, which allowed the Lomontville Fire Chief to identify the fire's origin on Pine Grove Hill Road.
The fire was contained to two acres and saved a home, which was in the fire's path, officials say.
A faulty telephone pole is believed to be the cause of the fire.
Just ten minutes later, Sullivan County 911 requested help from the DEC with a wildfire on a remote area of land along a natural gas pipeline in Long Eddy.
Access to the fire was difficult as it was 1.5 miles from the nearest road. Personnel and water had to be transported in via off-road utility vehicles.
By the time the fire was put out, 4.9 acres were destroyed.
The fire originated from a cooking campfire, officials say. The two campers allegedly responsible were issued tickets for setting a fire without having three feet of flammable material cleared and setting a fire that endangered the property of another.
At 5:45 p.m., the Palisades Interstate Park Commission requested forest ranger assistance with a wildfire inside Gonzaga Park, in Monroe, a 216-acre parcel off Greycourt Road owned by Orange County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation.
The fire was contained to 2.4 acres, officials say. It's believed the blaze originated from an abandoned campfire ring about 100 feet from the Appalachian Trail.
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