Monday, April 20, 2015

NJ Wildfire Activity on April 18/19

I did not have much time over the weekend to listen to online scanner feed from the NJ Forest Fire Service Division A. I am therefore very thankful to a friend told me Saturday night that there were some small fires in Division A (northern NJ) and Division B.

Among the small wildfires in northern NJ (Division A) this past weekend were:

A small brush fire in Warren County NJ on April 18
Three small brush fires in Hunterdon County NJ on April 19

Another friend from Division C (southern NJ) told me that there were some small fires In Division C on the 18th and 19th.

My friends at B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page are reporting that a red and white SEAT - Bravo-1 —(Air Tractor?) is on contract covering Division B. Bravo-1 is based at Miller Air Park in Ocean County.

In addition, as I write this on the 20th, B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page reports on these two wildfires in Division B on Sunday April 19th:

1. A 10-acre wildfire in Willingboro (Section B1, Burlington County) on Beverly Rancocas Rd. behind Sportsman Fields was contained by 2 PM EDT on the 19th

2. Bravo-1 made four drops on a 2-acre fire near New Hampshire Ave Lakewood NJ (Section B8, Ocean County) that was reported under control by 3:30 PM EDT on the 19th. Here is a report from The Lakewood Scoop (TLS) with a video, the video embedded below shows Bravo-1 making a drop on the fire. You will see ground crews working the fire.

direct link to TLS video on youtube

Edited and revised on April 22, 2015

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