Little Egg Harbor Forest Fire Finally Contained After A 24+ Hour Battle
We've been sharing all the information we can regarding the fire that broke out over the weekend (Sunday) in Bass River.
Firefighters and first responders were on the scene, battling the blaze that claimed over six hundred acres of the pinelands in a matter of hours. When we first commented on what was going on, the fire wasn't nearly as big. In fact, it had only consumed a few acres at that point. However, as the hours passed, the fire spread further and further into the woods.
First responders were present throughout the entire ordeal, battling the fire through the night on Sunday and into Monday. It wasn't until late Sunday night that it became evident just how powerful the flames were and how much of South Jersey's forests it would claim. While it's feels a bit odd pointing out a silver lining from a natural disaster like this, it always feels good to be able to report that no lives were lost while trying to extinguish the fire.
As a matter of fact, in addition to no lives being lost, NJ.com reports that no injuries have yet been reported, either. That's great news considering it took firefighters until Monday night to officially contain the blaze. NJ.com says that as of eight o'clock Monday evening, the fire had finally gotten under control.
If you're looking to travel that way, it sounds like you should be in pretty good shape at this point. Luckily, there aren't any roadways that were taken out as a result of the fire, so you should be in the clear. Obviously, just make sure to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.