Run Bambi! Run!

Run Bambi! Run!

So unbeknownst to us, we were almost evacuated. I found out the fire was under control just one block behind us on Shawanga Lodge Rd. OK, I say one block behind us which is about 3 miles, but still…all this activity going on right on the other side of the mountain-and we had no idea. Thanks to all the vollies for a job well done.

I get my burn permit in those buildings. Wierd.

I get my burn permit in those buildings. Wierd.

Up close and personal.

Up close and personal.

All the pictures are from the Times-Herald Record.

The article is also from the Times-Herald Record:


Wurtsboro — The weekend forest fire that burned nearly 400 acres and threatened homes on the Shawanga Lodge Road “is well under control,” Sullivan County Fire Coordinator Dick Martinkovic said.

Nearly 100 firefighters from 21 companies in Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties continued to battle the fire Sunday, which burned along the Wurtsboro Ridge Preserve and also threatened about 30 homes on Shawanga Lodge Road.

The fire began on Saturday afternoon. Fire trucks were stationed at several homes as a precaution.

No homes were damaged, Martinkovic said.

Also assisting were the Forest Rangers, the Sullivan County sheriff’s office and state police. A state police helicopter collected water, flying back and forth from a pond in Bloomingburg to the burning ridge.

In an otherwise textbook operation, Martinkovic said crowds came to watch the blaze, parking cars on Route 209. This caused some traffic problems.

Authorities had to ask several people to leave.

“It seemed every time one car would leave, two people would come,” Martinkovic said.

Late Sunday, one Wurtsboro firefighter sustained a knee injury and had to be taken to Orange County Medical Center for treatment, Martinkovic said. There were no other injuries.

Victor Whitman


6 Comments on “Fire!”

  1. Eugene says:

    Wow thats kinda crazy, glad to hear everything is under control and no homes were damaged.


  2. Me says:

    Yes, those vollies are good for something, besides “partying” LOL. Before anyone out there gets upset over the comment, may I remind you I married a vollie!


  3. Jeanmarie says:

    Looks like a CA wild fire. Imagine being 3000+miles away and realizing a huge fire could engulf your home and all you worked so hard for. oh wait, that was me. wow, so glad you didn’t need to evacuate and everything is “well under control”. WHo-Ha to the vollies.


    • oshea12566 says:

      I know! You were 3000 miles away and knew everything going on..We were 3 miles away and knew nothing! Weird. Than again, that wildfire in CA was much much bigger.


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