Officials with the Green Mountain National Forest say there’s a small wildfire burning in Mount Tabor. The four-acre blaze was spotted over the weekend and officials say it was probably caused by a lightning strike.
A crew of 15 foresters has hiked into the remote area and a helicopter is expected to help extinguish the fire. Forest Service officials say they should be able to contain the fire by the end of the week.
The U.S. Forest Service says the danger of forest fires is high right now because of the lack of rain. People are urged to be cautious about extinguishing campfires and cigarettes that may lead to wild fires. Permits are required from the local fire warden for any open burning.
So far in Vermont this year, there have been 119 fires that have burned nearly 210 acres.