Tuesday, June 1, 2010

An Update on Weekend Adirondack Wildfires

The dry weather prior to and during the Memorial Day holiday weekend resulted in a high fire danger and eight wildland fires in the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 portion of the Adirondacks. However, the rains on Tuesday, June 1, have likely put out many of fires and lowered the fire danger. What follows is a summary of wildland fires that DEC forest rangers and others responded to over since Thursday, and their status as of late yesterday afternoon provided by the DEC:

* The 0.3 acre Valentine Pond Fire in the Town of Horicon, Warren County, which was started by lightning on May 27, is out.

* The 1.0 acre Wevertown Fire in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County on Mill Mountain, which was started by fire on May 27, is out.

* The 7.0 acre Skagerack Mountain Fire in the Town of Chesterfield, Essex County, which was started by lightning on May 27, is in patrol status.

* The 3.0 acre Spier Falls Fire in the Town of Corinth, Saratoga County, started on May 28 by lightning, is now in patrol status with forest rangers reporting some hotspots on 6/1.

* The 2.0 acre Ingraham Road Fire in the Town of Chester, Warren County, started on May 31 of unknown origin at this time, is out.

* The 0.5 acre Oven Mountain Lane Fire in the Town of Johnsburg, Warren County, started on May 31 by a structure fire, is out.

* The 0.5 acre Eagle Lake Fire in the Town of Ticonderogra, Essex County, started on May 31 by a campfire, is under control.

* The 3.5 acre Oxbow Fire in the Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County, started on May 30 by a suspicious cause, is not contained.

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