DEC responds to five acre fire in Fowler forest
FOWLER -- On June 22 at 4:45 p.m., Region 6 Forest Rangers received reports of a wildland forest fire near Chub Lake, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Two Forest Rangers arrived at 6 p.m. to find approximately 4.5 acres of active flames and a widespread ground fire, DEC said.With darkness approaching, Forest Rangers ordered resources for the next day. On the morning of June 23, the fire grew to five acres, DEC said.
Rangers constructed a fire line around the perimeter to prevent further growth and constructed a hose lay with laterals to suppress the fire. On June 24, Rangers suppressed hot spots to eliminate any remaining ground fire, DEC said.
The fire remains in patrol status, DEC said.
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