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NJ Brush Fire Causes Smoky Smell in Bucks

According to reports, a fire at one of the ranges at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst caused a smoky smell from Bordentown to Wrightstown.

What was that smell?

On Sunday evening, residents from throughout Central New Jersey and Bucks County were likely wondering the cause of a smokey smell that blanketed the area.

According to reports, a fire at one of the ranges at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst caused a smokey smell from Bordentown to Central Bucks County.

In an article posted this morning, The Trentonian reported a smokey smell was detectable throughout Central New Jersey and Bucks County. A light brown haze hovered above the Delaware River along interstate 295 and surrounding towns, according to the Trentonian.

According to the Trentonian, the fire began around noon and burned about 1200 acres. 

The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst took to Facebook to spread the word. In a posting Sunday night, its page said the following: "You may have noticed the smoke in the area. A fire is currently burning in one of our ranges; however, it is contained and does not currently pose any risk to the base or surrounding community. We will provide you updates as we receive them."

Sandy Renninger June 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
We smelled it in Doylestown. Thought we were going crazy. Kept smelling something like a wood fire burning or an incense type of smell, because it was mixed with the flowers in my sister-in-law's garden. Thanks for posting the story.
kevin kenny June 11, 2012 at 03:24 PM
seems there are fires at quite a few bases hmmm
Laurie June 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Thank you, Patch; you always come through with the answers to our burning questions! :) Smelled like a trash fire from around Doylestown Hospital all the way down to Warrington. Thought I was going crazy, because my husband couldn't smell it.
Sarah Larson June 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Burning questions. I love it. :)
Frank Dringus June 11, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Not the first time! Just shows total disregard.
Coco's Mom June 11, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Thank you for posting this story. We smelled this in Newtown all evening and thought we were losing our minds.

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