New York Wildfire Burns 2,400 Acres

A fire in Shawangunk Ridge State Forest in the Catskill Mountains of New York has burned over 2,000 acres of land. This video from Matt Brisley, Schoharie County fire coordinator, shows a portion of the fire that visiting firefighters fought on May 5.

The fire has been burning for four days and has been contained in areas of Sullivan and Ulser counties, according to local media. It could take more than three more days to extinguish the fire that has burned more than 2,400 acres, which is more than four square miles.

The fire has caused evacuations, and officials believe the fire started when a homeowner burned debris outside, violating a state-wide burn ban. The burn ban is in effect until May 15. Credit: Matt Brisley, Schoharie County fire coordinator

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