Officials have given an update on the forest fire that was reported last week in the Southern Tier.
On November 10th at 10:55 a.m. forest rangers and four fire departments responded to a wildfire in Turkey Ridge State Forest.
The fire was estimated at 10 acres at the start.
By 4 p.m., 11 fire departments and approximately 75 personnel were helping with suppression efforts on the fire, which grew to more than 25 acres.
Due to fuel conditions, topography, and wind, the fire spread rapidly the rest of the evening and overnight. By the following day, the fire grew to approximately 370 acres.
Significant rainfall reduced the danger of the fire growing larger. Rangers continued putting out hot spots throughout the weekend.
The fire will remain in patrol status this week with Rangers checking hot spots and mopping up.
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