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Clearfield County Brush Fire

Planes and a dozen fire companies from two counties battled a large brush fire in Clearfield County Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency dispatchers say crews were called to the area of Clearfield Street in Cooper Township when the flames started spreading out of control.

According to Morris Township Fire Company, who was called to assist Grassflat Fire Company, two air tankers, or planes, were called to drop water on the flames.

The planes were called in from the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry who also provided ground crews to help.

Fire companies that responded include: Grassflatt, Winburne, Morris Township, Karthus, Chester Hill, Osceola Mills, Philipsburg, Sandy Ridge, Snow Shoe and Milesburg.


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