Friday, July 21, 2017

Major Fire in Pine Barrens, Burlington County NJ

July 21, 4:59 PM

Only now just learning of a major wildfire, known as the Penn Swamp Wildfire,  that is currently burning in Washington Township NJ (NJ Forest Fire Service Section B2). According to the latest update (July 21st at 4:30 PM) from my friends at the B10 NJ Wildland Fire Page the fire is in a remote area of the Pine Barrens with no access. Fire reported by Batso Fire Tower about 1:20 EDT on Thursday, July 20th.

Crews are performing a large burn-out operation to accomplish containment which will increase the fire size to near 3,500 acres. Currently the fire is about 2,800 acres with 60 percent containment being reported. I found an article with some videos from 6ABC in Philadelphia and another article from NJ Advance Media (updated on July 21st at 2:40 PM).

Here is some nice footage (no sound) from CBS Philly.

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July 21 8:15 PM

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