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State of Emergency in Owego Due to Massive Wildfire

Approximately 13 fire departments responded to Campville Sunday to fight what is now being called a massive wildfire.
 
Campville Fire Department Chief Mark Daniel says over 100 fire fighters assisted in fighting the blaze on over 20 acres of land. The fire began Sunday morning and continued into the afternoon in a wooded area off Tilbury Hill Road in Tioga County.

Fire fighters say they were worried about the fire spreading to nearby houses due to the wind. They also struggled with finding a hose long enough to reach into the woods.

Responders managed to keep the fire contained, and no structure damage or injuries occurred.

Town of Owego Supervisor Donald Castellucci declared a state of emergency--advising the public to avoid the area.

Around 7 this evening responders were finally able to put the fire out.

And just a reminder that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has declared a state-wide burn ban that began in early March due to the high-risk fire season. That ban lasts through May 14th.

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