DEEP declares Cornwall forest fire as non-threatening

- FILE - Drought conditions in Connecticut (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

CORNWALL, Conn. (WTNH) — DEEP releases a statement saying a smoldering forest fire in Cornwall is not a threat to the community.

News 8 reached out to the Department of Environmental and Energy Protection after receiving a Report-IT submission from a concerned viewer about an ongoing forest fire.

The resident noted that the fire had been smoldering for the past few weeks at the Wyantenock State Forest near Flat Rock road.

DEEP replied to News 8 saying they are aware of the fire and have the situation under control. They say the fire expanded over at least 20 acres, but it remains well within the state forest boundaries.

DEEP personnel and local fire crews remain at the scene and want those nearby to know it is not in danger of reaching anyone’s homes or private property.

The prolonged drought, recent warm breezy days, and the rapid falling of leaves from the trees most likely contributed to the spread of the fire.





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