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Local pilots and an air-traffic controller with Danbury Municipal Airport worked hand-in-hand with Ridgefield firefighters yesterday to battle a forest fire west of Pine Mountain in the Hemlock Hills area.

Officials expect some flareups and hot spots to burn again today  but Fire Chief  Heather Burford says it should be out by the weekend. 

Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi said that if it wasn't for the initial reports from pilots about the blaze, the fire could have become more serious and impacted some of the homes in the area.

The fire started early Wednesday ..the forest dry due to  the lack of rain.

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