According to DCNR, the wildfire, on private land in Mahanoy and West Mahanoy Townships, was reported from Bears Head Fire Tower at 12:56 PM on Thursday.
Volunteer fire forest crews from around Schuylkill County responded to help contain the fire.
The fire was contained at 282 acres at 8:30 PM Thursday evening.
PA Bureau of Forestry Crews remained on the scene overnight extinguishing hot spots and improving containment lines. The fire is currently under investigation.