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Wildfire closes AT: 200 acres burn on Schaghticoke Mountain

Fire burned over some 200 acres on Schaghticoke Mountain in Kent last week, bringing firefighters from 17 area departments to the woods. Photo by Elyse Sadtler

KENT — The smell of smoke hung in the air as a wildfire raged on Schaghticoke Mountain near the reservation on the Appalachian Trail last week. The fire was first reported at around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17.

A total of 17 fire departments from Connecticut and New York, including the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), responded to the scene.

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