Monday, April 20, 2009

Forest Fire

A single helicopter on the ridge. Forest fire in Shawangunk State Park just south of Sam's Point Preserve. It was a hot, breezy, sunny weekend, the worst kind of weather to be fighting a fire.

Park Ranger's truck at Bear Mountain State Park ~ a reminder from Smokey ~ I saw this the day before the fire.

Warning sign on a very dry trail.

This fire burned nearly 400 acres and some homes on Shawanga Lodge Road were evacuated over the weekend. By early today the fire was well under control. Over ninety volunteer firefighters from three counties came to help fight the blaze.