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Crews battle brush fires in our region

Published: May. 16, 2021 at 7:23 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 5:44 AM EDT
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KILLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - All this dry weather we’ve been having is making it tough for fire crews in our region.

Several wildfires continue to burn.

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, FIRE

Some Vermont crews are helping fight a large fire south of the border in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Pownal crews say they will be back at it Monday morning.

According to North Adams crews, the Massachusetts State Police helicopter has been activated.

They say the brush fire started Friday night and has been on the move ever since. Authorities say no homes or people are in danger at this time.

KILLINGTON FIRE

Crews are also battling a forest fire in Killington.

In a Facebook post, Killington Police say 85 men and women from 10 surrounding towns are on scene near River Road and Route 4.

Crews first responded to the blaze Saturday around 6 p.m., then they returned again Sunday around 6:30 a.m.

Heavy smoke has been billowing into the skies since then, but police say the fire is contained.

FERN LAKE FIRE

And over in New York, crews were busy fighting a fire near Fern Lake in Au Sable Forks Sunday.

Local departments say the fire was in a tough spot because it was hard to get there. They say their brush trucks kept getting stuck on the muddy trails.

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