Brush fires scorch Harriman State Park in Suffern

Nearly 100 firefighters battled the flames caused by dry conditions (4/8/13)

SUFFERN - Nearly 100 firefighters were needed to battle the flames caused by dry conditions in Rockland County yesterday.

Firefighters from over nine municipalities were called in to fight a pair of brush fires on a hilltop in Harriman State Park along Route 202 in Suffern. Crews say the biggest obstacle was getting to the fire because their trucks couldn't get up the hill.

ATVs were used to bring equipment and responders to the scene.

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Officials say spring is a prime time for brush fires because of the dry conditions.

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