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Smell of smoke from massive South Jersey forest fire reaches Rockland County

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There is currently a large forest fire that has ripped through 8,000 acres in Burlington County, New Jersey. Which is around a 2-hour drive from Rockland.

The smoke has traveled North across New Jersey into New York causing a haze and smell. People as far as Staten Island have smelled the smoke. In Rockland County, people have reported the smell of smoke from Congers to Suffern. PIX 11 reports the smell of smoke was reported in New York City.

Nj.com reports, The fire was first reported around 1:45 p.m. Saturday in Penn State Forest in Woodland Township, Burlington County.

High winds helped drive the blaze through the afternoon and it had grown to 5,000 acres as of 10 p.m. Saturday, with 10 percent containment. The fire was expected to expand overnight.

As of 1: 30 pm on Sunday, 50% of the fire was contained.

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Moon Rising Over the Hudson River from Stony Point Seawall

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Moon Rising Over the Hudson River from Stony Point Seawall

 

Photo by Rockland Photographer Owey Cramsie Jr. (Sept 19, 2021)

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Sunset at Haverstraw Marsh by Rockland Photographer Owey Cramsie Jr.

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Sunset at Haverstraw Marsh

📷 by Rockland Photographer Owey Cramsie Jr. (9/3/2021)

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