Several area fire departments - three from the town of Claverack - battled a large brush fire on Route 217 just east of Court Ln in Claverack today. The A.B. Shaw Fire Company was first to respond and quickly summoned help from Churchtown, Mellenville, and other surrounding departments as the wind pushed the fire out of control. A preliminary report indicated that approximately 10 acres burned. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and keep it away from nearby homes. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who dropped what they were doing to respond to this threat. We owe all of our volunteer fire departments a great debt. Please do what you can, whenever you can, to support them and their departments!
Photos by Lance Wheeler