Ulster County wildfires continue to burn
Mid-Hudson News reports that despite rain on Aug. 30, the wildfires in Ulster County continue to spread. The Napanoch Point fire has now burned an estimated 270 acres, The Stony Kill fire in Minnewaska State Park Preserve, though, is now 95 percent contained, according to Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan. “A rainstorm last night did not extinguish the Napanoch Point fire, however it did slow the fire’s spread and is buying firefighters more time to put in containment lines,” an Ulster County official said. Winds on Sept. 1 won't help contain the fires. Firefighters from Quebec are joining the containment efforts on Sept. 1, and Greene County firefighters from Kiskatom, Athens, Earlton, and New Baltimore are also helping. The Napanoch Point fire is believed to have started as a result of lightning strikes. Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News and at Porcupine Soup.