Officials: 2 Burlington County wildfires caused by lightning strikes

Those fires were the Acorn Hill fire in Woodland Township on June 16 and the Flatiron wildfire in Medford on June 3.

Matt Trapani

Jun 21, 2023, 12:28 AM

Updated 369 days ago

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Two wildfires that occurred in Burlington County this month were caused by lightning strikes, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
Those fires were the Acorn Hill fire in Woodland Township on June 16 and the Flatiron wildfire in Medford on June 3.
Officials say that lightning-caused wildfires are uncommon in New Jersey and represent 1% of all wildfires in the Garden State.
“Wildfires caused by lightning do not necessarily start immediately and can burn inside a tree for several days before escaping into the surrounding vegetation,” officials wrote in a statement.
They say that this is known as a “holdover fire.”
The two fires burned hundreds of acres of land in the county.


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