That Lingering Smell of Smoke

maryt621's picture

It can't possibly be from the NJ forest fire, can it? Anyone know if there was a fire overnight in our area? The smell is strong from Fishtown to Center City!

Kat's picture

I think it is the smoke from

I think it is the smoke from those fires. Driving down Cumberland you could see a big black wall of smoke - I think it was smoke mixed with the fog. It was really strong. We were sneezing our heads off.

Lisa33's picture

Holy no way! We heard a

Holy no way! We heard a really loud bang last night around 11pm or so, and I thought maybe there had been an explosion of some sort.

That fire sounds terrible. I love the Pine Barrens.

codergrrl's picture

I could smell it in North

I could smell it in North Philly this morning.

Pure_Fishtown's picture

There was a fire last night

There was a fire last night on Memphis between Columbia and Palmer. The fire department was there for a long time.

nhb's picture

Pure_Fishtown wrote:There

Pure_Fishtown wrote:

There was a fire last night on Memphis between Columbia and Palmer. The fire department was there for a long time.

Yes, the fire engines were arriving when i got off the bus last night around 5pm. When i woke up this morning, i thought that is where the smoke smell was coming from.

lauraska's picture

nhb wrote:Yes, the fire

nhb wrote:

Yes, the fire engines were arriving when i got off the bus last night around 5pm. When i woke up this morning, i thought that is where the smoke smell was coming from.

I walked past the factory where the Fishtown fire was, but they were already cleaning up and leaving. I ran into nhb's daughter and some of her friends, who filled me in! Don't worry, nhb, they were behaving themselves!

dan's picture

I drove home from Washington

I drove home from Washington Crossing late last night, and it was smoky smelling almost the whole day. This morning the smoke was thick from I-95 east to the River, and lingered north up to around Woodhaven.