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Brush fire burning on Schaghticoke Mountain in Kent

There is a large brush fire on Schaghticoke Mountain in Kent.  10 fire departments have responded to the scene. 

 

Officials with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection say the fire is in a remote location along the Appalachian Trail.  The statewide forest fire danger is moderate today, and there are some high wind gusts. 

 

(Photo: Litchfield County 911, Twitter)

 

Firefighters from Bantam, Kent, Goshen, Harwinton, Lakeville, Norfolk, Sherman, Sharon, and Warren, along with a crew from Dover Plains, New York, have all responded to the fire.