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NY Forest Ranger report on the Turkey Ridge State Forest fire

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The 370 acre fire was extinguished last Friday

On Nov. 10 at 10:55 a.m., Forest Ranger Captain Rogers, Rangers Cordell and Dormer, and four fire departments responded to a wildland fire in Turkey Ridge State Forest in Jasper estimated at 10 acres.

By 4 p.m., 11 fire departments and approximately 75 personnel were helping with suppression efforts on the fire, which grew to more than 25 acres. Due to fuel conditions, topography, and wind, the fire spread rapidly the rest of the evening and overnight.

By the following day, the fire grew to approximately 370 acres. Significant rainfall reduced the danger of the fire growing larger. Rangers Oldroyd and Staples continued putting out hot spots throughout the weekend. The fire will remain in patrol status this week with Rangers checking hot spots and mopping up.

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