Thursday, November 9, 2023

US Forest Service: Sugar Bay Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest 100% Contained

On November 9, the US Forest Service announced the 62-acre Sugar Bay Wildfire in
Allegheny National Forest reached 100 percent containment. The fire was reported on November 6.

Allegheny National Forest staff are actively engaged in establishing firelines and mitigating safety hazards. 

The Glade Volunteer Fire Department and the US Army Corps of Engineers are providing boat operators and boats to ferry wildland firefighters to the fire.

Suppression efforts on November 7 and 8 included the initial size up of the fire and establishing firelines.

Given the weather forecast, fire activity is projected to remain minimal. Wildland firefighters will continue to monitor the area over the next few days.

Click Here for the Forest Service Incident webpage.


-- WESA: Firefighters Battle 62-Acre Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest, Public Urged To Avoid Area

-- Warren Times: Fire Crews Continue Response To Sugar Bay Forest Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest

-- Warren Times: Cause Of Sugar Bay Wildfire Still Under Investigation In Allegheny National Forest

-- Warren Times: 62-Acre Wildfire In Allegheny National Forest 40% Contained

-- Reading Eagle: Crews Contain Brush Fire Threatening Homes In Southeastern Berks

-- The Guardian: Virginia Governor Declares State Of Emergency As Crews Battle Wildfires

[Posted: November 9, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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