Firefighters put down forest fire in Castleton

Firefighters from three towns spent three hours putting out a forest fire in an area known as the Green Dump in Castleton.
The fire burned about 1 1/2 acres of forest in state land near a boat launch on Lake Bomoseen, according to Castleton Fire Chief Heath Goyette.
The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and extinguished by 6:30 p.m.
About 30 firefighters from Castleton, Poultney and Fair Haven helped put out the fire. The site was inaccessible by vehicle, forcing firefighters to hike to the scene with small water tanks on their backs.
The fire is not considered suspicious.
Goyette said the fire may have been burning since a lightning strike last week.
No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

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