Officials: Burlington County wildfires now 100% contained

The risk of wildfires remains high in Burlington County, but officials say the end of the fight could be close - and rain may be on the way.

Matt Trapani

Jun 12, 2023, 11:19 AM

Updated 366 days ago

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The New Jersey Forest Fire Services says that two wildfires in Burlington County are now 100% contained.
Crews were fighting fires in the Brendan T. Bryne State Forset in Browns Mills, as well as a fire near Kettle Run Road in Evesham Township.
The fires started on Friday and have burned a total of more than 1,500 acres –about twice the size of Central Park.
Officials say that residents may still see smoke in the area for an extended period while crews “work to mop up the wildfires.”
No buildings were damaged and no injuries were reported.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service says they need a soaking rainfall of several inches spread out over a couple of days to knock down the threat of wildfires.


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