At 0715 hours today, the Alpha Fire Company was dispatched to an unknown outside fire near the National Recreation area off of Circleville Road in Patton Township. Chief Yocum, Assistant Chief Kauffman and Engine Captain DeArmitt all arrived on scene confirming a wild land fire. Engine 514, Tanker 520, and Utility 522 arrived with the Kubota Quick Response Vehcile (539) in tow. Crews were put to work raking fire lines and extinguishing the fire.
The Alpha Fire Company would like to thank the Boalsburg Fire Company for bringing their brush truck to aid our efforts. Crews worked for about 3 ½ hours before being put back in service.
Please remember if you are out in the wilderness at this time of the year. The dry conditions can lead to a rapid fire start and quick spread of the fire.