ROUZERVILLE, PA. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources was investigating the cause of Monday's mountain fire that ultimately consumed 37 acres in Washington Township, Pa.
DNCR Bureau of Forestry crews continued to monitor the woods north of Mentzer Gap Road on Tuesday for hot spots that could rekindle the blaze.
Blue Ridge (Pa.) Fire Lt. Tyke Smith said the fire had expanded to 37 acres by the time it was extinguished. No injuries or home damage were reported, although the fire got close to several mobile homes Monday afternoon.
Firefighters returned home for a couple hours, then were sent to an unrelated brush fire on the Mason-Dixon Line, Smith said. That fire on Pen Mar Road, at the railroad tracks, was contained to less than an acre, he said.