WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 200 acres in southern New Jersey has been contained.
state environmental department spokesman tells The Press of Atlantic
City (http://bit.ly/OCWfeQ) that the fire in Wharton State Forest in
Waterford is 100 percent contained.
Larry Ragonese says it will take several more days to clean up.
fire was spotted Thursday afternoon in the forest along the border of
Camden and Atlantic counties. Flames didn't threaten any structures and
no injuries have been reported.
Ragonese says aerial surveillance
of the forest has shown some areas that haven't been touched by the
fire. He says fire officials likely will authorize a controlled burn of
those areas to remove any fuel for the fire.