4th suspicious brush fire set in an NJ forest this week
Burlington County has experience a rash of brush fires this season — and authorities believe they're all suspicious.
State Police are asking the public for any information that could help them catch a culprit.
Detectives from Red Lion Station and investigators from the State Forest Fire Service, Park Police, Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Burlington County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the following suspicious brush fires:
— March 10 fire in Penn State Forest, which consumed 347 acres.
— April 17 fire in Wharton State Forest, which consumed 115 acres.
— May 12 fire in Bass River State Park, which consumed 464 acres.
— June 12 fire in Woodland Township, which consumed 357 acres.
Anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at 609-859-2282, the State Park Police at 609-462-5857, or the state Forest Fire Service at 609-726-9010. All calls will be kept confidential.
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