Thursday, April 28, 2016

16 Mile Fire (PA) and Sam's Point Fire (NY) -- Update #2

Yesterday (April 27th) I continued writing about the 16 Mile Fire (Pike and Monroe Counties, PA) and the Sam's Point Fire (near Ellenville,  Ulster County -- NY)
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Firefighters have made progress fighting both fires. As appropriate, I'll provide further updates on both both fires in this post.

May 1, 2016 (5:30 PM)

Sam's Point Fire (Ulster County, NY)  According to the Eastern Area Coordination Center's Morning Briefing on Friday, April 29th, the Sam's Point Fire is 100 percent contained. Total acreage burned is 2,028 acres. The Record Online has a photo gallery (May 1st) of images from the fire, along with two articles, here and here. The cause remains unknown, but human activity is a possibility because the fire started near a popular hiking trail.

Sixteen Mile Fire (Pike and Monroe Counties, PA) The Pocono Record is reporting that this fire was declared 100 percent contained (8,032 acres burned) on Sunday morning, see this May 1st article

April 28, 2016 (9:30 AM EDT)

Sam's Point Fire (Ulster County, NY) 

According to News10 Albany NY (latest update on April 28th, 8:08 AM EDT) and the Recordonline (last update on April 27th 7:21 PM EDT), the fire has burned about 1,900 acres and is at 60 percent containment.

Sixteen Mile Fire (Pike and Monroe Counties, PA)

The Pocono Record (latest update on April 27th, 10:04 PM) reported on the community meeting in East Stroudsburg where officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Incident Commander talked about the progress firefighters had made fighting this fire. That is, as of the time of last night's community meeting (April 27th 7:30 PM EDT), the fire is at 80 percent containment. The community also learned about the history of the fire from the time it was first reported on April 20th and had a chance to ask questions.

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