Monday, May 02, 2016

16 Mile Fire and Sam's Point Fire are contained

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.

Some of you may know that the area burned by the Sam's Point Fire is in the Minnewaska State Preserve; all the trails in the Sam's Point area are closed until further notice. More information may be found on the main page for the Minnewaska State Preserve. The New York New Jersey Trail Conference (NYNJTC) maintains the trails in the Minnewaska State Preserve. the NYNJTC has a nice map of the area burned by the fire that may found here as well as Sam's Point Fire news page (accessed on May 1st).

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.

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