Forest Fire Burning in Remote Area of Burlington County

There are no injuries and only minor property damage in a remote area of Wharton State Park in Shamong.

A major forest fire in a remote section of Shamong is expected to burn up to 200 acres of land, according to an Associated Press report posted on the Courier Post's website.

The Medford Fire Tower reported the burning around 10:37 a.m., according to the report. It burned through 50 acres of land in about 30 minutes, but no injuries have been reported. There is minor property damage, according to the report.

The fire is in a "very, very remote" area of Wharton State Forest in Shamong, and no buildings are nearby. Fire officials told the Associated Press that winds had died down Friday morning and rain projected for late Friday night may help extinguish the fire completely.
Phil McCrackin April 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM
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Hugh J. Hall April 27, 2014 at 06:03 PM
well considering it was okay for you to do the same exact thing to me a few weeks ago but now done to you and I am a jerk?
Horatio Supaflytio April 28, 2014 at 09:49 AM
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that guy April 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Not gonna be captain obvious here, but snow melts into water. Water seeps into the ground and or/evaporates after a bit. Some areas of ground are higher than others and water runs off of it faster. Just becasue it rains here, doesnt mean it rains in the forrest. No need for a fire bug on this one.
Horatio Supaflytio April 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Knock Knock. Who's there? That guy, that guy who? That guy just wasted all of our time with that useless response.


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