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Sam's Point Wildfire Fully Contained

Submitted by nitrofireinc on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:16

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday afternoon that the wildfire in Sam’s Point Preserve in Ulster County has been fully contained.

More than 2,000 acres were consumed during the course of the incident, and more than 300 first responders from state and local agencies helped fight and contain the wildfire, but no homes or major structures in the region were impacted.

“Over the past week, hundreds of first responders from Ulster County and beyond came together to battle this blaze,” Cuomo said in a prepared statement. “They rose to the challenge – putting themselves in harm’s way in order to keep their fellow New Yorkers and their communities safe – and we owe them all a debt of gratitude. I am pleased to see this wildfire fully contained, and I thank all of the brave men and women who worked tirelessly to make it possible.”

Over the past week, many local EMS agencies provided support in addition to representatives from 91 fire departments from Ulster, Greene, Sullivan, Dutchess, Delaware and Orange Counties, which rotated through the incident. The state deployed more than 110 state emergency personnel.

The state officials that were deployed included the State Incident Management Team, which has integrated into the State Forest Rangers, and an additional precautionary Structure Protection Group which was also deployed to the area.

Source:Mid Hudson Valley PATCH