South Jersey fire spreads smokey scent to far-off areas


Rutgers students who smelled wood burning late Sunday night can put away their marshmallows — a brush fire in South Jersey caused the odor.

NBC10 Philadelphia reported that the fire burned more than 1,500 acres of land in Wharton State Forest in Washington Township, Burlington County.

From its start on Sunday afternoon until it was contained yesterday afternoon, the fire sent smoke into the air that could be seen and smelled in neighboring states, according to NBC10 Philadelphia.

Students on all five campuses reported they smelled the fire, and the odor could be detected as far away as New York City, which is approximately 90 miles away.

There were no reports of injuries, and the fire did not threaten any structures.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Alexandra R. Meier

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