Several crews called to forest fire in Old Forge

Several fire departments were called to Old Forge Thursday afternoon where a fire has spread across several acres of forest near Panther Mountain on Bisby Road.

Posted: Jun 25, 2020 5:41 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2020 4:47 PM

OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Several fire departments were called to Old Forge Thursday afternoon where a fire has spread across several acres of forest near Panther Mountain on Bisby Road.

Old Forge Fire Chief Chris Stanley says the fire is on the steepest part of the mountain, where there are rocks, cliffs and thick forest, making it difficult for crews to access.

Photo courtesy of Town of Webb Police Department

Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Otter Lake and Woodgate fire departments are responded to the scene, as well as New York State forest rangers.

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