A forest fire is burning its way up Panther Mountain in the Town of Webb, southeast of Old Forge. The fire is reported to be on the property of the Adirondack League Club, which is on Little Moose Lake.
Town of Webb Police Chief R.W. Johnson said that the fire has burnt 10 to 15 acres of forest and was burning its way up the top of Panther Mountain. Chief Johnson said that New York State Forest Rangers were being assisted by fire companies from Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Otter Lake, Raquette Lake and Woodgate.