Forest Fire Service Battling Wildfire in Tabernacle

John Ziomek/Courier Post

A forest fire expected to consume as many as 1,000 acres east of the camp in Tabernacle and Woodland townships broke out early this morning.

According to a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection news release:

“Approximately 60 Forest Service personnel have been joined by dozens of Burlington County volunteers to battle the blaze, which is expected to eventually cover some 1,000 acres, and to protect some 25 homes that are situated in the vicinity of the fire. Fire mitigation efforts have been employed around each of the homes, including use of backfires, to protect the isolated residences, which are situated in the woods.”

There are two road closures in Tabernacle due to the fire. A section of Sooy Place Road, near Route 563, and a portion of South Park Road have been closed.

Please keep our neighbors, the camp property and all those who are working to battle the wildfire in your prayers.

Local Links:
Burlington County Times
Courier Post

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