AT Brush Fire in NY's Hudson Highlands

Published Feb 24, 2012

A brush fire in NY's Hudson Highlands burned roughly 20 acres near the popular spot on the Appalachian Trail known as Anthony's Nose.

Volunteer firemen from several departments -- each and every one a hero -- brought the fire under control after several days, according to Continental Village Fire Chief Charlie Valt. State forest and park rangers fought the fire along difficult terrain dominated by rocks and hills. Chief Valt said it was the worst fire in the area in almost 15 years.

No structures were threatened by the wildfire.

The dry winter lessens the need to shovel snow, but increases the need for fire hazard vigilance.

Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail, and Hiking

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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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