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Crews Battle Massive Brush Fire in Monroe County

BARRETT TOWNSHIP — Crews from several fire departments have been fighting two large brush fires burning in Monroe County. DCNR officials said two fires ar...
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BARRETT TOWNSHIP -- Crews from several fire departments have been fighting two large brush fires burning in Monroe County.

DCNR officials said two fires are burning in the Canadensis-area. One is northwest of Lower Seese Hill Road. Crews focused heavy attention on this fire because it burned close to homes. The second fire, in the area of Snow Hill Road and Anglers Road is on state forest land.

Firefighters have been battling the flames since Wednesday afternoon, attacking from both the ground and the air.

Crews said the fire covers several hundred acres in Delaware State Forest lands, but so far, no homes have been involved.

Upper and Lower Seese Hill Roads are closed between Bear Town Road and Route 447.

County officials said the smoke could be seen from miles away, as far as New Jersey.

Officials said one firefighter was taken to the hospital for a shoulder injury.

Crews Battle Massive Brush Fire in Monroe County