Crews battling forest fire at Allegheny National Forest outside Tidioute

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A major fire is being reported in the Allegheny National Forest just outside Tidioute Thursday afternoon.

According to the Warren County 911 Center and the U.S. Forest Service, that fire broke out shortly after noon near Route 62 and Cobham Hill Road.

There are several Warren County Fire Departments, the U.S. Forest Service and air water tankers are currently on scene.

According to officials, the U.S. Forest Service has an engine and 18 personnel responding. In addition, no structures have been lost as of now.

“At this point, we’re attacking the fire with air resources and a helicopter right now with a bucket that carries 80 gallons of water, dipping out of the Allegheny River and attacking the head of the fire to cool it down so we can get the crews in there to start doing some work.” said Jay Lindemuth, Fire Forester for the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry.

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