Ash From Mullica River Fire Rains Down in Hammonton, New Jersey

A wildfire ignited in New Jersey’s Wharton State Forest on Sunday evening, June 19, the state’s forest fire service said.

The fire, dubbed the Mullica River Fire, had reached 11,000 acres and was 50 percent contained as of Monday afternoon, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service reported.

The agency said several area roadways and recreation areas were closed, and 18 structures were threatened. The fire service said no injuries had been reported as of approximately 3:20 pm local time Monday.

Videos filmed by local resident Riley Van Deventer on Monday, June 20, shows smoky conditions and ashfall near the communities of Nesco and Hammonton. Credit: Riley Van Deventer via Storyful

Video transcript

- So this is the other end of our street right now. This has got to be-- how far do you think this is? It's raining ash. I keep getting it in my eyes. That's over there, and this is at the other end of our street.

[WIND ROARING]

So this is the other end of our street right now. This has got to be-- how far do you think this is? It's raining ash. I keep getting it in my eyes. That's over there, and this is at the other end of our street.

[WIND ROARING]

So this is the other end of our street right now. This has got to be-- how far do you think this is? It's raining ash. I keep getting it in my eyes. That's over there, and this is at the other end of our street.

[WIND ROARING]

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