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Crews fight fire on top of mountain

As seen from across the valley in the vicinity of Route 41, flames raced across Bear Mountain Tuesday morning. Photo by Joseph meehan

SALISBURY — As The Lake­ville Journal went to press on Tuesday, May 10, a substantial forest fire that had started during the night was still raging in the Bear Mountain area of the Taconic Range. Jason Wilson, chief of the all-volunteer Lake-ville Hose Company, estimated at noon Tuesday that there were between 50 and 70 acres ablaze on the peak, which is the highest peak in the state with a height of 2,316 feet (the highest point in the state, at 2,380 feet, is on Mount Frissel, whose peak is in Massachusetts).

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