Crews continue to battle the wildfire burning in parts of the Allegheny National Forest

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Crews continue to battle the wildfire burning in parts of the Allegheny National Forest.

As of Saturday, the Cobham Hill fire was 30 percent contained, and the Hemlock Road fire was 60 percent contained.  

According to authorities, if the Cobham Hill Fire escapes containment line, it may threaten homes and camps.

Currently, there are over 60 fire crews and several aircraft involved in the effort. As of today, there are no injuries and no structures have been lost.

According to the PA DCNR, fire behavior on Friday was less intense than Thursday. This was due to cloudy conditions that held the temperatures lower and kept the relative humidity higher. A brief  rain shower during the afternoon provided much-needed moisture to the fuels that the fires were feeding on.

For information on wildfire prevention or how/when to safely burn outside in Pennsylvania, visit http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/wildlandfire/index.htm.

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