Route 206 closed near Hammonton due to forest fire

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  1. Teegate

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    CURRENT NJ WILDFIRE ACTIVITY

    MAJOR FOREST FIRE
    250 acres/5% contained

    06/09/19 @ 1600 hrs- SECTION C11- 'Jack Swamp Fire' , Wharton State Forest, Waterford Twp, Camden County- Crews working a large fire near the county line southwest of Atsion Lake. A few Div B crews are also on scene assiting. Last size reports was about 250 acres but is expected to increase after burn-out operations. This is in a remote area of Wharton State Forest. No structures are in danger. Updated 2140 hrs
     
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    206 has reopened as of 0530.
    This fire was fairly close to us and with that wind last night, I was a little worried. We had to shut our windows at around 8:00 last night as the smoke was getting stronger. Outside this morning the yard smells like a wet campfire.
     
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    I saw the fire as I headed down Rt. 206, and a helicopter landing at the Atsion Ranger Station, along with a bunch of troopers. There was a lot of smoke west of Atsion Lake and as I turned onto Railroad Ave I was thinking I might be making a mistake. When I came out an hour later I had to run a blockade to get back onto Rt. 206 north, and the fire looked to be right at Rt. 206, south of the lake.
     
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    I really wish there was an accurate, interactive "fire history" map created that would be updated as soon as a fire was declared extinguished. It's always interesting to see what plants pop up after the fire.
     
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    Apparently there was a fire on Wednesday also in Mordecai?

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    I was looking for something targeted and more granular, with bounds and location. Example:

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    With your psychic ability to predict next month's fire you should consider spoort's betting.
     
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    Like this?

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    Yes 46'r, that would do nicely if Jersey would publish something like that within, say, a month after the burn is out.
     
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    My heart is warmed by the fact that you two are having a civil exchange ! Carry on. :)
     
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    Has anyone driven through the area yet? Curious if the fire was on both sides of the old CNJ tracks and all the way out to Sandy Causeway. It's pretty wet and swampy in there...
     
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    This one from the NJFFS shows smoke west /southwest of the lake, in the woods toward Atco.

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    The fire in the above photo has to be somewhere near the plastic bridge unless it is further as mentioned above near Atco.
     
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    The fire burnt south of Rairitan Ave at Sandy Causeway. With all the backfires it sounds like it goes to parkwood and out to 206. Didn't look particularly hot on 206