by KYW’s David Madden
This week’s scorching weather has made things difficult for New Jersey fire fighters batting about a dozen brush fires scattered throughout the state.READ MORE: Fight Outside Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia Ends With 1 Person Dead, 2 Others Hospitalized
The largest such fire has been burning since Sunday on the grounds of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County. Base spokeswoman Angel Lopez says the blaze had been contained, only to flare up Wednesday:READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Girl Fleeing Gunshots 'Launched About 50 Feet' By Hit-And-Run Vehicle, Police Say
“With the weather conditions — how dry it was and how hot it was — and of course the winds, it sparked up again.”MORE NEWS: Weeks After Devastating Tornado, Police In Mullica Hill Increase Patrols To Deter Onlookers, Possible Thieves
It is once more contained, with more than 41 hundred acres of training area scorched. What’ll put the fire out? Well, a little help from Mother Nature couldn’t hurt. Until then, if there’s a wildfire burning near you and you have respiratory problems, stay inside.