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Crews from three counties, state battle woods fire near turnpike in Donegal Township

Jeff Himler
| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

More than a dozen fire departments from Westmoreland, Fayette and Somerset counties responded to a woods fire Wednesday in an area along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Donegal Township.

Westbound motorists on the turnpike spotted the blaze shortly before 2 p.m. near mile marker 98.3, according to a Westmoreland County Emergency Management dispatcher. Chestnut Ridge Fire Department initially was dispatched and was joined by numerous other units — including Westmoreland County's Rough Terrain Support Unit and state forestry crews — as the fire spread into woods bordered by the turnpike and Felgar Road.

Units remained at the scene at 8 p.m.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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