Report: Second wildfire in Berkeley last week was intentionally set

     The smoke plume of the second Berkeley wildfire last Thursday afternoon. (Photo: Sam Fennell))

    The smoke plume of the second Berkeley wildfire last Thursday afternoon. (Photo: Sam Fennell))

    The second wildfire that broke out Thursday in Berkeley Township was intentionally set, according to a report on APP.com.

    Officials determined that the first fire, which started along a roadside in Beachwood around 11:40 a.m. and consumed 307 acres mostly in Berkeley, was accidental, sparked by improperly discarded smoking materials, the report stated.

    The second fire, which broke out in a wooded area about five miles to the west of the first fire at 5:49 p.m. and burnt 220 acres, was ignited along the side of an unimproved road with dry vegetation and flammable debris, according to the report.

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