UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon, a statement from the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard says,

We were not conducting any exercises this morning that would cause plumes of smoke.

Our original report continues below.


A bit of a mystery surrounds exactly what was on fire in South Jersey Tuesday morning.

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At around 8:00, a large plume of black smoke was visible from along the Garden State Parkway near Galloway and Egg Harbor Townships looking northward.

However, by about 20 or 30 minutes later, all of the smoke had completely dissipated.

If this was a forest fire or something, the smoke would have continued to billow, but that's not what happened here.

Smoke over the skies of South Jersey on November 22 2022 - Photo: Chris Coleman
Smoke over the skies of South Jersey on November 22 2022 - Photo: Chris Coleman
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Reports on social media say the smoke was clearly visible from Atlantic City.

One can speculate that, perhaps, it was a military training exercise over the Pine Barrens in the Warren Grove area or at Atlantic City International Airport?

UPDATE 9:10 AM: Another plume of smoke can now be seen.

Smoke over the skies of South Jersey on November 22 2022 - Photo: Chris Coleman
Smoke over the skies of South Jersey on November 22 2022 - Photo: Chris Coleman
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