Wildfire in West Milford closes Route 23, causes power outage

Officials say that the fire is located off Route 23 in West Milford near the Charlotteburg Reservoir.

Matt Trapani

Apr 12, 2023, 8:56 PM

Updated 458 days ago

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Wildfire in West Milford closes Route 23, causes power outage
The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service is on the scene of a wildfire in Passaic County.
Officials say that the fire is located off Route 23 in West Milford near the Charlotteburg Reservoir. So far about 140 acres of land are impacted.
A portion of Route 23 is closed in the area due to the fire.
JCP&L reported some power outages due to the fire.
The fire service says that 10 structures are being threatened. Local fire departments are providing protection.
New Jersey has been dealing with a series of fires over the past day due to the dry and windy conditions. A wildfire in Ocean County has consumed more than 3,800 acres of land.


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