Bass River fire

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CURRENT NJ WILDFIRE ACTIVITY

MAJOR WILDFIRE

05/12/16 @ 1830 hrs- SECTION B4- Bass River Twp, Bass River State Park- "Henry Wildfire" - Area of Munion Field Rd and Dans Bridge Rd. NJFFS crews working a large fire. Observation helo helped direct initial firing operation. Fire is in a remote area not affecting any structures. At 2200 hrs, IC reports fire is 60% contained at 464 acres after burn-out. Updated 2230 hrs.

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"At 1:30 p.m. Friday, officials reviewed the scene from a helicopter and declared the blaze 90 percent contained. About 460 acres are involved, and officials expected that number to be the final size of the fire.

"We've bumped up that containment percentage significantly," said Michael Achey, warden of Division B with the state Forest Fire Service. A light rain had helped firefighters, he added.

"Right now there's a light wetting rain falling on the fire," Achey said. "Depending on how long it lasts and how much we get, we could really have the upper hand on this thing by the end of today."
 

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I checked out the fire area today which was still smoldering. It consist of this complete area between the roads. They must have started back fires along the roads and kept it contained. I drove around it all and noticed they fixed one rutted area while fighting the fire.

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