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Fire in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area now 90% contained

DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA (Warren County) — Crews continue working on fully containing a brush fire in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

The blaze was reported before 12:00 p.m. on Sunday on Mount Tammany just north of where the Red Dot and Blue-blazed trails meet on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Water Gap.

As of 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 acre has been consumed with 90% contained, officials said.

All parking areas and trails in the area will remain closed until further notice. Old Mine Road is currently closed going north at the 3-minute light and traffic is allowed to travel south to exit the area. The road is expected to be open on Monday, officials said.

Firefighters from the National Park Service and the NJ State Forest Fire Service are on scene and a helicopter was also in the area ready with the bucket if needed, officials said.

We’ll continue to update this story, check back for more updates.

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