Update 2:17 pm – DCNR Wildfire Protection Chief Mike Kern said in a statement that Pennsylvania Wildfire Ranger Forest Service staff and Allegheny National Forest staff used mapping to determine that the fire was about 180. We decided that we burned acres.
Correction: It was previously reported that over 1,000 acres of land were burned. As of a recent update, Emergency Services Jefferson County Dispatch Director Tracy Zenz clarified that the total number of acres involved is about 1,900, but not all the land is on fire. .
Elk County, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) – Crews in surrounding counties are currently battling wildfires in Elk County that have burned at least 180 acres to date.
Tracy Zenz, the Jefferson County dispatch director for emergency services, said crew members were still working to contain the fire as of 12:07 p.m. Thursday. However, the exact area is currently unknown.
Between 50 and 75 firefighters are working to put out wildfires that are burning both national forests and private property off River Road in Millstone Township, Sigel Fire Chief David Smith said Wednesday. rice field.
About 15 different fire departments in Jefferson, Elk, Clarion and Forrest counties are estimated to be fighting the blazes, Smith said. Multiple planes from the Forestry Service also made airdrops.
No injuries have been reported by any of the fire departments fighting the fire. Zenz also said residential areas were not damaged, but camps were nearby.
More than 100 acres were first reported to be on fire, but the Jefferson County Dispatch said there are now between 1,000 and 2,000 acres.
https://www.wkbn.com/news/pennsylvania/crews-from-multiple-counties-battling-1000-acre-wildfire-in-elk-county/ Multi-county crews fighting over 1,000 acres of wildfire in Elk County, Pennsylvania.