If this fire was on the other side of that cut, it could potentially burn all the way to Atco raceway and up to a Atsion Road but it’s pretty contained where it is because it’s not gonna jump that cut and it’s not gonna jump Jackson Road. I can see the smoke pretty good an hour ago from my house but the winds of shifted now and it’s blowing the other way.Looks like they were backfiring right up against houses there.
A wildfire in Burlington County, New Jersey, is burning over a hundred acres of land and a smoke advisory has been issued for the area expected to last into the overnight hours.www.nbcphiladelphia.com
This article refers to the location of the fire as being called "flatiron" :Does anyone know why the named the Medford fire "Flatiron" or generally how they name wildfires? I'm not aware of anything in that area called Flatiron.
I thought the same thing. Sometimes when they get creative when naming them lol. I have heard of the name Flatiron for that area but I’m not sure where I heard it before.Also trying to figure out why the Gloucester county fire was called the box turtle fire, not a fan of that name.
The area is off my backyard, only have seen it referred to as Lakeview/Highbridge homeowners association land. It's part of my daily dog walking/biking trails. I know there used to be a camp there (outhouse ruins still there). Maybe the camp name?The incident commander decides the fire's name.
Normally, the name has a geographic or historical connection to the area where the fire is burning.
However, it doesn't have to be. I have seen them named after people, holidays, or even animals.
Don't read too much into the name. You don't have 9 months to pick out a name like a baby.
The incident commander has much bigger issues on his mind at the beginning stages of a fire then it's name.