Red Flag Warning

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Piney
Mar 24, 2004
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Saw a big smoke plume coming up west of 539/north of 70 in the area of the joint base about 2 hours ago. They have signs up on 539 for an exercise in progress, maybe it got out of hand.
 

smoke_jumper

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Mar 5, 2012
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Atco, NJ
04/17/16 @ 0930 hrs- Division B- SECTION B1- Burlington County, Shamong Twp- "Phillips Bridge Wildfire" Wharton State Forest, Quaker Bridge Rd about 2 miles east of the Atsion ranger station- B1 crews working a fire off Quaker Bridge Rd. Initial size-up reports indicate fire should be held under about 50 acres. Updated 0952 hrs.
 

Teegate

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Sep 17, 2002
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I was just in Hammonton also and saw the fire from route 30. Came back through Nesco and past the airport watch the smoke.
 

Teegate

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I'm assuming Phillips Bridge is Stone bridge. Ironic its where last years fire stopped.

I passed through Atsion on 206 during the fire and it seemed further away than that. But I may be wrong. In any event, the only Phillips I know of from Atsion was Hugh Phillips. I have never viewed anything that called it Phillips Bridge. The Wharton survey team called it a stone bridge.
 

smoke_jumper

Piney
Mar 5, 2012
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Atco, NJ
04/17/16 @ 0930 hrs- Division B- SECTION B1- Burlington County, Shamong Twp- "Phillips Bog Wildfire" Wharton State Forest, Quaker Bridge Rd about 2 miles east of the Atsion ranger station- B1 crews working a fire off Quaker Bridge Rd. Crews made good progress today. Currently holding at 133 acres, 75% containment. Both air tankers (Bravo 1 and Charlie 1) worked the fire as well as helo Delta 7 w/bucket. No structures in the area.
Updated 1830 hrs.

It's now called Phillip's Bog Fire too.
 

Boyd

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Jul 31, 2004
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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
200 PM EDT MON APR 18 2016

DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-
055-060>062-070-071-101>106-191000-
/O.NEW.KPHI.FW.A.0001.160419T1600Z-160420T0000Z/
NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-
QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-SUSSEX-WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-
SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-
GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-
ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-
COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CARBON-MONROE-BERKS-LEHIGH-
NORTHAMPTON-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-WESTERN CHESTER-EASTERN CHESTER-
WESTERN MONTGOMERY-EASTERN MONTGOMERY-UPPER BUCKS-LOWER BUCKS-
200 PM EDT MON APR 18 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...NEW JERSEY...EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE...
AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS 20 TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL
AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND DRY FUELS. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS
AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.
 

smoke_jumper

Piney
Mar 5, 2012
1,131
576
Atco, NJ
Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
300 AM EDT TUE APR 19 2016


DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-
055-060>062-070-071-101>106-192000-
/O.UPG.KPHI.FW.A.0001.160419T1600Z-160420T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KPHI.FW.W.0002.160419T1600Z-160420T0000Z/
NEW CASTLE-KENT-INLAND SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-
QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-SUSSEX-WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-
SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-
GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON-OCEAN-CUMBERLAND-
ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-
COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CARBON-MONROE-BERKS-LEHIGH-
NORTHAMPTON-DELAWARE-PHILADELPHIA-WESTERN CHESTER-EASTERN CHESTER-
WESTERN MONTGOMERY-EASTERN MONTGOMERY-UPPER BUCKS-LOWER BUCKS-
300 AM EDT TUE APR 19 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND WINDY CONDITIONS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND WINDY CONDITIONS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...NEW JERSEY...EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...DELAWARE...
AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP BY MID DAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 60S.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF
CONTROL AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY DUE TO A COMBINATION
OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS. ANY
FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL AND BECOME
DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER...BURN
RESTRICTIONS...AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION...PLEASE
VISIT YOUR STATE FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

&&

$$

SFJ
 

Teegate

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Sep 17, 2002
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Maybe they just got the rain we had and it is out. It rained really hard for a short while. Windy also.
 

Boyd

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Jul 31, 2004
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Ben's Branch, Stephen Creek
Very windy this afternoon, and HOT - got up to 87. Then about 6:30 the temperature dropped like a stone as that storm approached, by 7:00 it was down to about 72. I got caught in the rain just as I returned from my evening walk. :p
 

smoke_jumper

Piney
Mar 5, 2012
1,131
576
Atco, NJ
Rained several times here. I'm sure it stopped the spread but if they couldn't get containment before it started they will have days of patrols until they can.
 

smoke_jumper

Piney
Mar 5, 2012
1,131
576
Atco, NJ
04/26/16 @ 1500 hrs- SECTION C6- Winslow Twp, Camden County-
"Piney Hollow Rd"- C6 crews are working a fire on Piney Hollow Rd near Banger's Gun Club. Aircraft Charlie 1 and Delta 3 worked early on. Some structure protection was initially set-up. Last update from the IC at 1730 hrs 75% contained at 95 acres. Updated 1736 hrs.
 
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