Monday, June 13, 2016

Update: Butler Place Fire - Woodland Twshp NJ ( near Burlington/Ocean border)

The wildfire that I wrote about yesterday (June 12, 2016) is called the Butler Place. Route 72 and nearby roads that were closed yesterday afternoon were reopened to traffic sometime last night. Charlie 1, an Air Tractor 602 from Downstown Aero, worked the fire yesterday. The latest report that I have seen is that this wildfire has burned 357 acres and is at 80 percent containment (from the B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page, updated at 10:30 AM EDT on June 12th). According to the B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page the following were deployed to the Butler Place Fire: 
18 Forest Fire personnel. EQUIPMENT DEPLOYED: - 9 Type 6 engines (brush trucks), 1 water tender, 2 dozers.  
- Cooperator assistance included:  State Police, local police and fire, NJDOT,    Burlington County
- Aircraft for observation as or if needed.
- 2 tanker engines from local volunteer companies available on site. (obtained on June 13, 2016 at 3:55 PM EDT from B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page)
Media reports:
NBC10 Philadelphia (June 12, 2016) with video report 
NJ dot com (June 13, 2016,  12:40 PM EDT)

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