DEEP Assisting North Windham Fire Department with Wildfire in Natchaug State Forest
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is assisting the North Windham Fire Department and several other local departments with a contained wildfire in the Natchaug State Forest in Windham.
The fire, located in a woody area off Route 203 and the Airline Trail, started yesterday afternoon and as of the latest estimates, is about 50 acres. Although spread is slow it is expected to increase in size as DEEP and the North Windham, Windham Center, and South Windham fire departments focus on a perimeter control line today.
Heavy smoke conditions prompted local emergency management services to issue a reverse 911 call alerting residents of the source of acrid smoke. No structures are currently threatened.
There is no need to call 911 unless you see flames. If you have immediate concerns that are non-life threatening, call the North Windham Fire Department’s routine dispatch line at 860-465-3128.