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Brush fire continues to burn in Kent

A brush fire is still burning in Kent.  The blaze broke out Wednesday in a remote location near the Appalachian Trail on Schaghticoke Mountain.  The fire consumed more than 60 acres by yesterday afternoon. 


The fire had spread to some rattlesnake habitats and officials say the displaced snakes made for a challenge to an already difficult response.  Firefighters have to carry in water to try to contain the flames.  The timber rattlesnakes are venomous, but there have not been any reports of bites.  


Four firefighters have been injured while fighting the blaze. 


The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.