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Brush Fire Burns at Ten Mile River Scout Camps

by @ 11:20 am on April 19, 2012. Tags:
Filed under Scouting in the News, Ten Mile River - Modern

Brush fire burns at Ten Mile River Scout Campsas told in the River Reporter.

Looks like there was a fire at TMR earlier this week.  In a section of camp which is currently not used.

Eventually, the company located the fire about a mile and a half inland in the woods by Camp Kunata, a camp that is part of the Ten Mile River Boy Scout reservation. By 3:30 p.m. additional companies at the scene included Beach Lake, Cochecton, Highland Lake, Lake Huntington and Yulan. Tusten EMS was called around 4 p.m. to provide support at the scene.

By the fire’s end, which was estimated to have burned 30 to 40 acres, 13 companies were involved in the incident, 10 at the scene and three on standby at neighboring stations.

The cause may be from downed electric lines.

Early reports indicated that the fire started due to a downed electric line that sparked as the scout camp was returning electricity to the camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Not sure how much electricity is still ‘on’ at that end of the reservation.
More pictures at the link.

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One Response to “Brush Fire Burns at Ten Mile River Scout Camps”

  1. JEFF COSTIGAN says:

    VERY SAD, HEARING ABOUT THE FIRE AT TMR. LOVE THAT WHOLE AREA, USED TO HUNT DEER THERE EVERY YEAR WITH MY BROTHER, EXCELLENT AREA!! HOPE NOTHING WAS SEVERLY DESTROYED. THEY EVER FIND OUT HOW IT STARTED?? CALL ME AT 718-591-3472 WITH ANY ANSWERS, THANKS A MILLION, JEFF COSTIGAN.

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