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Fire crews contain mountain fire near Mercersburg

April 06, 2012

Fire crews were able to contain a mountain fire near Mercersburg, Pa., Friday afternoon that involved about five to 10 acres, Franklin County emergency dispatchers said.

The fire in the 6000 block of Pine Road was reported at 4:13 p.m., according to dispatchers.

Firefighters were still on the scene “mopping up” hotspots as of 7:10 p.m., but the fire was otherwise contained, according to a dispatcher.

“Pretty rough and steep terrain leading to the area” was a challenge for fire crews from Mercersburg, St. Thomas and Greencastle who responded to the scene, according to a dispatcher.

Clear Spring Fire & Rescue also responded to the fire, a Washington County dispatcher said.

The area is within about seven miles of Whitetail Ski Resort.

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