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May 6, 2013

Police Log: May 6, 2013 — Wildland fires

PLATTSBURGH — Wildland fires kept fire crews in the North Country busy Sunday.

Franklin County Emergency Services Director Ricky Provost said the Brushton Fire Department responded to a wildland blaze at John Hill and Cemetery Roads in Moira at around 9:30 a.m. and was still on scene Sunday afternoon.

“It’s a fairly large, substantial area,” he said.

And the Dickinson Fire Department, according to Provost, battled two separate wildland fires beginning Saturday night, one of which encompassed five-acres on the Niles Road.

Crews returned to the location throughout the day Sunday to work on hot spots, he said.

Provost noted that though multiple wildfires had sparked in Franklin County over the weekend and some had come close to buildings, none had reached any structures.

In Clinton County, Mooers and West Chazy fire departments were also called to a large wildland blaze on the Gonyea Road in Mooers Sunday.

Because of dry conditions, open fires have been banned across the state until May 15.

— By Staff Writer Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writer Chris Fasolino

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