Firefighters have since left the scene at Whispering Pines Drive near Cedar and Hemlock drives in Chanceford Township.
Firefighters are still on the scene of a forest fire in Chanceford Township, where more than six acres of a wooded hillside are charred and smoldering.
Perched at the top of the hill is a neighborhood of mobile homes that would have been in serious trouble if the wind had been blowing another direction, said Chad Arnold, deputy fire chief of the Felton Fire Co.
About 3:20 p.m., Arnold said the blaze was mostly under control. He did not anticipate a need to evacuate any residents.
At least six acres burned, he said.
Around 1:30 p.m., Regina Mach said she noticed orange-tinted smoke creeping up the wooded hillside that borders the back of her home.
"It just kept going up" the hill, she said.
It wasn't long, she said, before fire trucks and firefighters descended on the neighborhood, pulling chain saws and hoses out of engines parked in her driveway. Neighborhood residents, none of whom were as close as Mach to the danger, gathered in their front lawns and mingled with firefighters Sunday afternoon.
Mach, 72, said she expected to be forced to evacuate her home.
"I was saying, 'What should I take?' My daughter said, 'Take pictures,'" she said.
The rough terrain challenged firefighters' access to the flames, Arnold said, but the wind fortunately pushed the fire away from homes.
Firefighters have been working to contain the blaze by cutting its perimeter with fire lines, where any potential fuel is removed before the flames arrive.
The cause of the fire remains unknown, Arnold said.
All of central Pennsylvania remains under a red flag warning until 8 p.m. Sunday and a fire weather watch until Monday evening. The warning and watch reflect an elevated risk for wildfires, which can quickly spread out of control with dry weather and gusty winds.