Washington Crossing Historic Park Brush Fire

Yesterday, Station 51 was toned out for a brush fire in Washington Crossing State Park in the area of the Church Rd. entrance. A half an acre wooded area was discovered to be on fire and smoldering. Brush 51 and Tanker 51 responded to the incident along with Station 50, Station 52, Station 53, and NJ Forest Fire Service Division A. Tanker 51 stretched 1000 feet of hose and assisted with water supply while Brush 51's man power extinguished hot spots with portable fire pumps, also known as Indian packs. Brush 51 also overhauled the area using hand tools and saws. Crews experienced slight difficulty in stretching hose lines in the area. Units were on scene for approximately 2 hours.

Photo Credit - Matt Neubert (Pennington Fire Company)

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