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Catskill wildfire now fully contained

Posted: 7:49 AM, Apr 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-29 11:49:36Z

Crews have contained a wildfire that burned nearly 2,000 acres of forestland in a state park in upstate New York.
   
State officials say the brush fire at the Sam's Point Preserve in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County was fully contained by Thursday evening.
   
Hundreds of firefighters and first responders battled the fire, which started Saturday afternoon and forced the evacuation of hundreds of park visitors.
   
No structures or homes were damaged. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
   
Officials say the fire has scorched about 1,900 acres in a rugged, heavily wooded section of the Shawangunk Mountains on the park's southern part.
   
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.