70-Acre Fire Breaks out in Windham, Drought Deepens Across Connecticut and Rhode Island

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection seasonal staff member Emily Schafer works to control the brush fire in Windham. Local volunteer firefighters and DEEP crews worked late Wednesday night and started early Thursday to contain the fire. (Courtesy of DEEP)

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Volunteer firefighters and state crews are working to contain a 70-acre brush fire that began Wednesday in the Natchaug State Forest in Windham County as drought conditions persist and begin to stretch into southern Connecticut. Northern Connecticut, including Windham County, has experienced drought since June. A typically swampy area of the forest is now dry […]
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