A New Jersey wildfire at Wharton State Forest that kicked up early in the week, had spread to 1,900 acres by week's end. Both the smell and the smoke became a major nuisance for people on both sides of the bridge. I
Even folks in Philadelphia have complained about the smell and the smoke.
The fire is so intense, it is burning six to eight inches below ground, according to fire officials.. Because of this, they say it may take a lot of rain to really knock down the flames.
Although 50 percent of the fire is contained, it has spread to the outskirts of Burlington, Atlantic and Camden counties.
The fire started in Waterford Township, Camden County Tuesday afternoon causing a traffic nightmare. Route 206 from the Atsion area to Route 536 remained closed for the night.