Mountain fire contained in Cumberland County

Photo courtesy: Bob Gochenauer‎
Photo courtesy: Bob Gochenauer‎

NEWBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Crews are battling a mountain fire that is approximately 100 acres in Cumberland County.

The fire, which can be seen from some distance, is on 3 Square Hollow Road in Newburg.

Photo courtesy: Wes Peterson‎
Photo courtesy: Wes Peterson‎

Crews were dispatched to the scene around 2:45 p.m. and expect to remain there throughout the night.

According to a Cumberland County 911 dispatcher, the fire is unrelated to Tuesday’s scheduled controlled burn by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on the other side of the mountain.

Evacuations are not necessary and county officials stress that residents should refrain from calling 911 about the fire.

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