More than 50 wildland firefighters from state and federal agencies battled a blaze on Mount Tammany in Worthington State Forest and Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, including hand crews and air support. Officials are now seeking the public's assistance in determining the cause of the fire.
Update Feb. 27: The fire has been contained. NPS is seeking information from the public regarding its cause.
Update Feb. 24 at 3 p.m.: The fire has burned approximately 80 acres and is approximately 80% contained, reports the National Park Service.
Update Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m.: The fire is 95% contained. A small crew will remain on the fire line until it is completely extinguished. There is rain in the forecast. The Red Dot and Blue-blazed trails remain closed but are expected to re-open very soon. Updates will be posted as they are available.
For updates, visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and New Jersey Forest Fire Service Facebook pages.