Cobham Hill Wildfire 80% Contained

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WATSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The U.S. Forest Service – Allegheny National Forest announced Saturday afternoon that the Cobham Hill Wildfire was 80 percent contained.

“As of 3:30 pm today the fire was estimated at 155 acres and was 80% contained,” USF-ANF said in a Facebook post just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

The wildfire, located northeast of Tidioute, was reported at 12:24 p.m. on Thursday. By mid-afternoon, the fire had spread on to Allegheny National Forest.

Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department was first on scene and was soon joined by fire crews from other volunteer fire departments, the DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and the US Forest Service.

Cobham Hill Road is closed from the intersection at Route 62 to the intersection with Hearts Content Road. The closure is expected to remain in place until next week when staff from the Warren County Maintenance facility can inspect the condition of pipes under the road and make repairs or replacements where needed. A detour is posted using Route 62 and Route 337 (Route 3005).