NEW MILFORD - Firefighters on Saturday are continuing to battle a brush fire that broke out in the dark of night at Lovers Leap State Park.

On Saturday morning, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection closed the park because of the fire.

DEEP Spokesman Dennis Schain said it was unclear how large of an area is involved, but characterized it as “several acres.” The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said.

According to the Water Witch Hose Co. #2 Facebook page, “The company was hard at work last night in the Lovers Leap State Park where a brush fire was reported around 11 p.m. First due crews were met by a rapidly spreading brush fire which had already consumed two acres due to the extreme dry conditions. An aggressive attack was made into the remote and steep terrain accompanied by man power from Northville and Gaylordsville Fire Departments.

“Facing limited access and total darkness, mutual aid was called in from all over Litchfield and Fairfield counties. The fire was fought through the night while crews awaited the support of DEEP crews.”