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Without Buena Vista, Buena Dispatch May Get Centralized

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From the Atlantic City Press Published: Monday, November 03, 2008

By JULIET FLETCHER Staff Writer, 856-237-9020

BUENA BOROUGH - The town's emergency dispatch is at a crossroads. Two months ago, the borough's nearby neighbor, Buena Vista, said it no longer would use Buena Borough's dispatch center to handle emergency calls.

Now Buena's leaders say they are considering a plan that would move the center to the other end of the county. And one local dispatcher says any future plan has to account for how the area's volunteer fire companies operate.

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Live Atlantic County Fire & EMS Scanner Feed

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We now have Live scanner feed of Atlantic County Fire & EMS. Now you can listen anywhere in the world over the Internet. Try it by clicking on the link below and let us know what you think cbrining@evfc160.com

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Sent: Wed 1/07/09 11:20 AM

Great stuff man. glad to hear Atlantic County over my computer.

Rich M., Chews Landing Fire Dept.

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Sent: Sun 1/04/09 9:17 PM

Im an Active duty Military Firefighter Stationed in Alaska and like to listen to the calls from Back home in Cologne Sta 18-5.

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Sent: Tue 11/04/08 1:15 PM

Hello Chuck, the new scanner feed is a great feature!

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Wharton Forest Fire 90 Percent Contained

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From the Atlantic City Press Published: Monday, October 27, 2008

By ERIC SCOTT CAMPBELL Staff Writer, 609-272-7227










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HAMMONTON - The team fighting the six-day-old fire in Wharton State Forest has thinned to what one warden called "pretty much a skeleton crew," but it probably will be needed beyond Halloween. Firefighters had hoped for more than the half-inch of rain that fell Saturday, said Bert Plante, division fire warden for the state Forest Fire Service.

Still, the precipitation chased away plenty of smoke, and the fire is considered 90 percent "contained," which characterizes the likelihood it won't spread to new ground.

Crews will inspect the ground for days after the next storm to see whether they can close the book on the 1,950-acre blaze.

"Extinguishing is going to have to come from Mother Nature," Plante said.

Hammonton isn't expected to see rain again until scattered showers move in Saturday and Sunday, according to a Weather Channel forecast Sunday afternoon. The National Interagency Fire Center projects that this region's forest "fuel" will have dried by Tuesday. The fire began Tuesday afternoon near Waterford Township, Camden County. It has forced roads and schools to close, but it is not believed to have injured anyone or damaged private property. On Sunday, about 10 firefighters monitored the scene, down from more than 200 in the blaze's critical early hours, Plante said.

E-mail Eric Scott Campbell: ECampbell@pressofac.com

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Mullica Township Halloween Parade

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The Elwood Fire Company participated in the annual Mullica Township Halloween Parade on Sunday Oct 26th.












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Wharton State Forest Fire's Smoke Remains a Danger

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From the Atlantic City Press Published: Saturday, October 25, 2008

By MICHELLE LEE Staff Writer, 609-272-7256



Wal-Mart parking lot in Hammonton as the smoke from the forest fire blocks out the sun.

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HAMMONTON - Friday morning began with an unusual blackout for Jim Austin and many other Hamm-onton residents. Austin, owner of the Blueberry Factory on Bellevue Avenue, said when he woke at 7 a.m., the smoke from the smoldering, four-day-old fire in Wharton State Forest was drifting over the township. The clouds were so thick he couldn't see the house across the street, and he could smell the burning scent inside the house and garage.

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Buena Vista Man Charged in Egg Harbor City Fire

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From the Atlantic City Press Published: Friday, October 24, 2008



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By ERIC SCOTT CAMPBELL Staff Writer, 609-272-7227

EGG HARBOR CITY - A downtown fire early Thursday morning left several apartment residents homeless, the shell-shocked and uninsured owner of a destroyed clothing shop out at least $60,000 and a 24-year-old man in jail, charged with intentionally setting the blaze. Donald J. Lentz, of Buena Vista Township, is being held at the Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. He faces charges of aggravated arson and terroristic threats.

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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand on Forest Fire

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From the Atlantic City Press Published: Friday, October 24, 2008












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By ERIC SCOTT CAMPBELL Staff Writer, 609-272-7227

HAMMONTON - Firefighters corraled the Wharton State Forest blaze on its third day, clearing enough smoke to readmit traffic through the park on Route 206 early Thursday afternoon. "It's looking pretty good," Forest Fire Service spokesman Michael Drake said.

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