OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Officials at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say the forest fire that started in Old Forge Thursday did not spread overnight.
The fire, which was about an acre in size, started at Panther Mountain.
Old Forge Fire Chief Chris Stanley said the fire was on the steepest part of the mountain, where there was tough terrain.
According to the DEC, the fire was mostly smoldering on Friday, flaring up occasionally with wind gusts.
There are five forest rangers assigned to the fire, and are using a chainsaw and other tools to create control lines to contain the fire so it doesn’t spread downhill.
New York State Police assisted by dropping buckets of water Friday afternoon.