vnews.com 22 Sep, 2020 06:45 am

Killington, Vt., forest fire burns underground for three days, and counting

Killington, Vt., forest fire burns underground for three days, and counting
KILLINGTON — Firefighters are still working to extinguish a forest fire discovered Friday evening near Route 4, on Deer Leap Mountain.The fire is now under control and confined to a third of an acre, fire officials say. But the blaze is burning...

Forest Service, said the fire has not changed size since Friday night, when firefighters from eight local departments worked until midnight to try to control the blaze.The Forest Service took command of the fire Saturday morning, and “federal resources will be staffing and working on the fire throughout the week,” Ready wrote in an email.Forest Service officials say the fire was likely caused by a campfire left unattended.Forest Service and state officials encourage campers to check current conditions before building a fire, and never leave a fire unattended.

” The Forest Service website instructs campers to use an abundance of caution.” While the West Coast fires that have ravaged parts of California, Oregon and Washington this summer have been linked definitively to climate change, the question of whether climate change is connected to the Vermont wildfires is complex.

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