East Haddam – Firefighting crews from around the area, including one from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, are battling a large brush fire in Devil's Hopyard State Park, a DEEP spokesman said tonight.
Dennis Schain said crews are near the intersection of Jones Hill and Foxtown roads. Schain said there is no estimate on the size of the fire, which was called in this evening.
Schain said the windy day and typical spring weather made Monday a "very high forest fire alert day."
Police scanner traffic indicated crews from Montville, Old Lyme, Westbrook and Essex, among others, were called to the scene to provide mutual aid.