OHIOPYLE, Pa. — More than a dozen fire companies were helping to fight two fires inside Ohiopyle State Park.
According to Fayette County 911, calls started coming in shortly after 5 p.m. to report a fire inside the park. Officials said the initial estimates were that more than 200 acres had burned, but that grew in size.
Officials with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources told Channel 11 the Bureau of Forestry, park rangers and volunteer fire departments were at the fire scene.
One fire was along Dunbar Road and the size of that burn is not yet known. The second was along Victoria Flats/Rock Spring Road and that is more than 200 acres in size.
Connellsville Mayor Greg Lincoln asked for people to keep fire crews in their thoughts on Thursday evening on social media.
Both fires were out by Friday morning.