Simultaneous wildfires

The Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department responds to a wildfire on Fletcher Farm Road Tuesday evening. Sixteen firefighters arrived at the scene to help beat back the fire, which had spread to about half an acre of farmland and trees, as well as two campers, according to the department. This wildfire is one of two the department responded to on Tuesday with the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid volunteer fire departments. The other was on state Route 3 across from Moonstone Farm. A statewide burn ban is in effect at this time of year, due to the prevalence of dead brush and grass after winter, and on Monday the National Weather Service warned of fire hazard conditions due to recent dry weather. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)


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