19 fire departments work to control wildfire at state forest
ALTONA, N.Y. (AP) — A wildfire burned through more than 100 acres of northern New York land this week, but no occupied homes were threatened by the flames.
Nineteen fire departments were involved in efforts to control the blaze at Altona Flat Rock State Forest, which was first reported to emergency officials at about 1 p.m. Thursday. The Press-Republican reports the Altona Fire Department worked in conjunction with fire departments from New York state, Vermont and southern Quebec.
Clinton County Emergency Services Director Eric Day says the fire was not contained by early Friday, but it is being monitored and there are no threatened structures or occupied properties.
Multiple helicopters will be used for water drops and observation.