ROSS – Fire crews worked with equipment throughout the night to battle a forest fire after a brush fire got out of control.
According to officials, they were called out on a brush fire around 7 pm yesterday (April 17) in the area of Poes Run, close to Tar Hollow State Park.
Authorities called in a bulldozer to create a fire line to attempt to contain the fire, but also used ATV, Side by Side, and Chainsaws to cut paths so several units of firefighters could help fight the blaze.
The fire was difficult to fight because it was on a large hill covered in trees.
Around 12:30 am central command started releasing departments when they felt they had the fire contained. Some fire department crews remain on scene even this morning to fight hot spots.
We are working on a list of departments that were called to the scene, according to OSP there were, “too many to count.” We will update when we get more info on this.