Outdoor News: hiking area in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is on fire—again

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  • May 19, 2020
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Delaware Water Gap as seen from Mt. Tammany, New Jersey side – Photo from Getty Images

A popular hiking area in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is on fire—again

A forest fire erupted on Sunday on Mt. Tammany in Hardwick Township, New Jersey, near the Pennsylvania border, in the same area where 80 acres burned in February. “We have a reported fire at the intersection of the Pahaquarry (formerly Blue Dot) and Mt. Tammany trails,” Worthington State Forest said in a Facebook post. “At this time these trails are CLOSED to allow emergency services to investigate.” 

By 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the fire on Mt. Tammany had burned about 1 acre and was considered 90% contained. Hiking trails are expected to remain closed through Monday and the public is asked to avoid the area. Eleven firefighters from the National Park Service and the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service

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