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High Winds Spark Brush Fire

Posted on: 3:10 pm, April 9, 2012, by , updated on: 03:41pm, April 9, 2012

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Firefighters are still on the scene of a brush fire in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pike/Monroe county line.

Park officials said high winds knocked a tree onto power lines Monday morning, which sparked the fire near Bushkill.

“Well today we have pretty extreme fire danger and fire conditions. We have high winds, 20, 30 miles an hour. Low humidity, down in the mid teens and it’s been a week since we’ve had any rainfall, so its a pretty volatile day,” said Cliff Lively of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The fire was contained in about two hours but crews are still trying to put out the flames.

Rangers said even though the fire is contained, crews will like stay on the scene to make sure it stays that way.

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