Several mulched islands were smoking and were being tended to by firefighters from Hecktown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, Upper Nazareth Fire Department, Palmer Municipal Fire Department and Forks Township Fire Department.
At the edge of the parking lot, a row of trees was hosed down.
No vehicles were affected and all businesses remained open. No injuries were reported.
The smoke had cleared by 4 p.m., but crews continued to hose down the islands to make sure no hot spots were left.
The National Weather Service, in a special weather statement, said gusty winds would increase the risk of wildfires across the region this evening.
Wind gusts -- up to 40 mph -- combined with low relative humidity and drying fine fuels, the weather service adds, increases the wildfire risk.