New Hampshire brush fire burns near popular hiking area

In this photo released Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, smoke rises from a brush fire in North Woodstock, N.H. The fire forced closure of Lost River Gorge, an area popular with hikers and explorers, before one of the busiest autumn leaf-watch weekends. The fire started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the gorge. (New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands via AP)
In this photo released Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, a helicopter is used to fight a brush fire in North Woodstock, N.H. The fire forced closure of Lost River Gorge, an area popular with hikers and explorers, before one of the busiest autumn leaf-watch weekends. The fire started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the gorge. (New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands via AP)
In this photo released Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, smoke rises from a brush fire in North Woodstock, N.H. The fire forced closure of Lost River Gorge, an area popular with hikers and explorers, before one of the busiest autumn leaf-watch weekends. The fire started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the gorge. (New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands via AP)

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H. — Authorities say rainy weather isn't enough to contain a 70-acre brush fire near a popular hiking attraction in the rugged terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Rain moved through the area Friday, yet authorities say it's not enough to contain the fire, which started Tuesday on a cliff in Kinsman Ridge over the Lost River Gorge. Firefighters are unsure of the cause; they've considered everything from a campfire to a meteor, although some think the latter is far-fetched.

A new command team of state and federal officials took over Friday, allowing for more equipment and firefighters. More than 70 battled the fire and several smaller blazes Thursday.

Lost River Gorge was closed for the season Thursday as crews used it as an operations base. The closure comes ahead of Columbus Day weekend, one of the busiest times of the year.

Must Read

6-day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

May 29, 2017

For Israel, 6-day war in which it vanquished several Arab armies, begets 50-year fight with...

6-day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

May 29, 2017

For Israel, 6-day war in which it vanquished several Arab armies, begets 50-year fight with...

Israel's 'crown prince' Netanyahu under fire for...

Aug 4, 2017

Israel's 'crown prince,' Netanyahu's oldest son, draws public rebuke over crude behavior, social...

Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel...

Dec 14, 2017

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has stirred defiance and new fears of...

Israel's Netanyahu is no stranger to scandals

Feb 14, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life after being accused of taking...

Sign up now!

About Us

Walk To The Place offers travel news of popular destinations for travelers with the urge to explore these places.

Contact us: sales[at]walktotheplace.com

Subscribe Now!