Crews Battle Lakes Region Wildfires

May 7, 2015

Credit Sam Evans-Brown / NHPR

It’s been a busy wildfire season in New Hampshire, with crews battling blazes in the Lakes Region Wednesday.

The Union Leader reports one wildfire closed Route 140 in Northfield yesterday.

Another atop Bayle Mountain in Ossipee burned for a second day, despite efforts to douse the fire from the air.

There were also reports of a wildfire in Merrimack.

State forester Brad Simpkins says wildfires have burned more than 200 acres in the state this year, already exceeding the total from 2014.

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