Cobham Hill Wildfire on Allegheny National Forest

Contact(s): Christopher Leeser

Tidioute, PA, April 8, 2021—A wildfire located northeast of Tidioute, PA was reported at 12:24 p.m. on Thursday. By mid-afternoon, the fire had spread on to Allegheny National Forest. The fire is estimated to be between 50 and 100 acres in size. Tidioute Volunteer Fire Department was first on scene and was soon joined by fire crews from other volunteer fire departments, the DCNR Bureau of Forestry and the US Forest Service.

Using a unified command structure, multiple agencies and organizations worked together on suppression efforts and successfully protected multiple structures that were threatened by the fire.  Air resources brought in to fight the fire included a single engine airtanker, a reconnaissance plane and a helicopter with a water bucket used to dump water on the flames.

Forest Service firefighters will continue to monitor the fire throughout the night. Additional fire crews and a Type 3 Incident Management team will arrive on Friday and join in the fight.  The cause of the fire remains unknown.