Crews Battle Large Brush Fire Near Lost River

by Christian Mower on October 4, 2017

A large brush fire burns near the Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page

 

North Woodstock, NH – Crews are fighting a brush fire on a cliff above the popular Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves in North Woodstock. 

Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Teams along side other fire crews battle the brush fire by The Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page

 
Reports said that the fire almost doubled in size around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. As of 12:45 a.m. this morning the fire has spread to about 50 acres.  

A helicopter dumps water on the blaze as fire crews battle the brush fire by The Lost River White Mountain Attraction on Tuesday ~ Photo Courtesy of Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue Facebook Page

 
Officials have delayed opening of the attraction as a precaution. Kate Wetherell, manager of the gorge, said yesterday that the fire was at Dilly Cliff and that crews were working to get it under control. She said the grounds and gorge have not been impacted. The White Mountains attraction usually opens at 9 a.m. Wetherell said they hoped to reopen the Gorge to visitors today.

The cliff climbs a steep 700 feet above the gorge.

Story Written with contributions from the Associated Press