Firefighters were called in to put out a wildfire on the Bear Mountain Trail in Harriman State Park on Monday.
The Teals Fire Department posted a photo on its Facebook page, saying they and about a dozen other agencies were sent to the Jackie Jones Tower to fight the blazing fire over about three acres.
The crew struggled to extinguish the flames, as the nearest water station was about a mile to the east.
Firefighters had to hike a quarter mile (400 m) through the woods and used special equipment such as small brush trucks to reach the fire.
Ultimately, firefighters used hand tools to establish two firefighting lines around the blaze to prevent it from spreading, and applied more than 16,300 gallons of water to the blaze before bringing it under control. The cause of the fire has not yet been made public.
Authorities are urging people to be extra careful with lit cigarettes and campfires. please give me. They say it’s better to be safe than sorry.