Pennsylvania: 16 Mile Fire

The 16 Mile Fire is two miles east of Cresco, Pennsylvania on the eastern shore of Browns Lake. It started April 20 and has burned 8,030 acres and two leased cabins, three seasonal homes and six outbuildings.

Rain Monday night and Tuesday afternoon has slowed the spread of the fire.

Management of the incident will transition from LeCrone’s Type 3 Incident Management Team to a Type 2 IMT. Inbriefing of the Type 2 IMT was scheduled to occur at 11 a.m. on April 25.

Fire Aviation has a photo taken from an air tanker looking at a second air tanker. Both were returning from the fire en route to an airport to reload with fire retardant.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.