Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mahanoy/West Mahanoy Township Brush Fire Under Investigation; Hundreds of Acres Burned

Hundreds of acres of forest burned Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

According to DCNR,  the wildfire, on private land in Mahanoy and West Mahanoy Townships, was reported from Bears Head Fire Tower at 12:56 PM on Thursday.

Volunteer fire forest crews from around Schuylkill County responded to help contain the fire.

The fire was contained at 282 acres at 8:30 PM Thursday evening. 

PA Bureau of Forestry Crews remained on the scene overnight extinguishing hot spots and improving containment lines. The fire is currently under investigation.

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