Firefighters work to put out wildfire in Steuben County forest

JASPER, N.Y. — We are tracking a wildfire that is burning right now down in Steuben County.

It started in the town of Jasper just after 10 a.m. on Thursday. The fire department responded to a brush fire call in the Turkey Ridge State Forest and found it spreading rapidly.

Crews from Steuben and Allegany counties responded to the fire. Crews had to pull out after 5 p.m. due to safety concerns over the fire’s behavior and falling trees.

Firefighting operations will continue on Friday morning. Crews say they expect to have it contained soon.