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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wild Fire In Sweden Township

WILD FIRE SWEDEN TOWNSHIP--5:05pm
Coudersport firefighters have just been dispatched to Sweden Township for a wild fire with exposures. 4 vehicles are reported in the fire area and 2 other exposures.

This fire is on Jean's Lane between the Brookland Road and North Hollow off the Marvin Hill Road.

UPDATE:5:27pm--Roulette and Ulysses has been dispatched to this fire on Jean's Lane.
UPDATE:5:50pm--Ulysses units have entered the Green Forest Road and are making preparations to attempt to protect the houses and camps on that road that are in the path of the wild fire.
UPDATE:6:52pm--This fire is close to being contained and some units are being released.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hello !!!!!!! there is a burning ban!! Don't you people pay attention??

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is a burn ban in effect in Potter county ~~probably should be though.

Bryan Phelps said...

There is NO burning ban in effect in Potter County, even though you could be arrested for reckless burning and be responsible for damages, cost related to extinguishing the fire. Several area fire chiefs attempted two weeks ago to have one implemented with no avail. There is a process and 50% of the county fire chiefs have to agree, the district forester, and the county ema director takes this to the county commissioners to have a declaration signed and put into effect, after a period public announcements and advertisements to the public. The district forester stated it wasn't needed at that time.

Bryan Phelps said...

Jim, please add to my last post, please becareful, use some common sense when burnnig area fire dept.s are very busy...thanks bryan