When I first saw it last night I thought it was right along the Mullica. It must have started closer to 206 and got wider as it went down. Once it crosses he sleeper there’s no line of defense except West Mills and that only has one way in and out. They are likely writing off large tracks to keep everyone safe.Check out this ABC report. Very frightening but it looks like 206 is holding as a good firebreak. Dutchtown residents are surrounded in this video and must be shaking in their boots.
The fire was burning through the night at Wharton State Forest, according to the forest fire service.www.nj.com
What I don't understand is that the winds were hard northwest all weekend buy it seems that the fire advanced to the west ??