A large brush fire in Venango County late Wednesday afternoon required manpower from multiple fire departments.
"Everyone worked well together," said Grant Rea, assistant chief of Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department.
Crews were dispatched at 4:45 p.m. for a fire in a mostly wooded area at 442 Dewoody Road, Clinton Township.
No one was hurt, and firefighters didn't run into any problems, said Rea, who appreciates the quick response for backup.
"Everything worked very smoothly," he said on Thursday.
The name of the property owner is unknown, and some of the area might be state game lands owned by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
There is no word yet on the what caused the fire. The investigation is being led by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – one of their representatives reported the fire to 911, Rea said.
DCNR sent a recon plane over the brush fire and determined that the blaze covered about 8 to 10 acres.
"The woods were fully involved," Rea said of how things looked when they arrived.
There aren't any buildings or structures on the property, so the damage was contained to the woods and brush.
Dewoody is a dead-end road; road closures weren't needed, and there wasn't concern about the fire spreading to neighboring homes since that area is essentially "in the middle of nowhere," Rea said.
They cleared the scene around 8:30 p.m.
Firefighters came from Emlenton, Kennerdell, Rockland, Polk, Sandy Creek, Marion Township, Harrisville, Slippery Rock, Pine Township, Grove City, Jackson Center, Mercer and Sandy Lake.
Crews from Marion Township, Jackson Center, Mercer and Rockland brought their side-by-side utility vehicles, which are often used during brush fires, Rea said.