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Fire at Wharton State Forest grows to 2,800 acres, DEP says

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The forest fire in southern Burlington County near the Batsto Village and fire tower has grown to 2,800 acres, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Friday. 

 As of noon, the state Forest Fire Service contained 60 percent of the fire, said DEP spokesman Bob Considine. The established containment area is an estimated 3,500 acres, he said. 

Batsto Village, the visitor center, and all trails including the Batona Trail are closed.

Hawkins Bridge Camp, Godfrey Bridge Camp, Lower Forge Camp and Mullica River Camp are also closed due to the smoke and ash from the fire.

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EVFC Incident #43 07/20/2017 at 10:10pm - Totem Village in Nesco for a Smoke Investigation in Nesco

IncidentsCalled out for smoke in the area. Recalled while enroute. Found to be coming from ongoing forest fire in area which is being handled by NJ Forest Fire Service.
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EVFC Receives Donation for Pet Resuscitation Equipment

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Thanks to Rob, Jessica and Wynnfield Simpson

Thanks to Rob, Jessica and Wynnfield Simpson for making a donation to the Elwood Fire Company to purchase pet resuscitation equipment. Elwood trucks will now be equipped to handle pet emergencies in the event of a fire or smoke inhalation.

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EVFC's New Sign

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The Elwood Vol Fire Company took delivery of this new electronic sign made possible

by a grant from Atlantic City Electric.

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Special Thanks to Jerry Critelli Jr for making this possible.

 

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EVFC Incident #42 07/14/2017 at 5:27pm - 2657 Rt 50 Station 18-3 Laureldale for a Cover Assignment at Station 18-3 Laureldale

IncidentsCover Assignment at Station 18-3 Laureldale while they were on a structure fire at BJ Wholesales in Mayslanding
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EVFC Incident #41 07/11/2017 at 6:53pm - Elwood Rd between Blueberry Rd and Reading Ave for Single Motor Vehicle Crash.

IncidentsSingle vehicle accident. Vehicle hit a tree. Performed door pop on driver door. One patient was transported by ambulance and one by helicopter. Engine 16-3 set up a landing zone at the Elwood School. Cut battery cables in vehicle. All units cleared at 7:41pm.
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EVFC Incident #40 07/08/2017 at 12:04am - 4616 Old Egg Harbor Rd for Wires Down

IncidentsStation 160 was dispatched to 4616 Old Egg Harbor Rd for wired across the road. Upon arrival, a tree had fallen and had taken down a wire leading to a residence. Station 160 crew waited with police for electric company to clear the wire. Engine 16-3 and Utility 16-4 blocked access to the roadway while they waited for electric company. Electric company arrived and cleared the wire from the scene. Engine 16-3 and Utility 16-4 crew removed the tree from the road. No further action was taken. All units cleared scene without incident.
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