Friday, May 08, 2015

Atsion Wildfire - Wharton State Forest - final update

I wrote an article on May 7th with updates about the Atsion Wildfire that has burned approximately 710 acres in Wharton State Forest (Shamong Township, Burlington County NJ). The fire was first reported on May 7 about 1 PM. An AT-602 SEAT, Charlie 1 from Downstown Aero, on contract with the NJ Forest Fire Service and at least one helicopter and bucket worked the fire yesterday in support of the wildland firefighers on the ground.

According to the latest report from 6ABC in Philadelphia this wildfire is: "nearly 100% contained. They say moisture from dense fog in the area Friday morning (May 8th) has helped efforts to fight the fire."

B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page has been reporting on this fire about half-way down their home page, last updated this morning at 5:40 AM.

Unless there is a dramatic change in the wildfire, this is probably my last report on the Atsion Wildfire.

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