WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials are concerned about hot and humid
conditions as firefighters work to completely extinguish a forest fire in
southern New Jersey.
An Environmental Protection Department spokesman says the 225-acre blaze is
90 percent contained and will likely be completely contained by the end of the
day. But he says it will take several days to mop up.
Forecasters expect high temperatures to remain in the 90s and approach 100 on
Saturday. About 40 firefighters are working to control the blaze.
The fire was spotted Thursday afternoon in Wharton State Forest along the
border of Camden and Atlantic counties. Flames are not threatening any
structures, and no injuries have been reported.