The area of a wildfire in southern New Jersey has increased to over 13,500 acres, although it is now 85% contained, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning, the state’s forestry department tweeted that although the fire in Wharton State Forest has nearly doubled in size since Monday am, when it was estimated to have scorched 7,200 acres, the wildfire “continues to make progress on containment.”
“Drivers in the area should exercise caution around smoke and keep an eye out for any possible firefighter activity on the roads as well as fire vehicles. As winds weaken and some cloud cover moves in for the evening, smoke impacts will continue to be high “firefighters stated,
According to the state park service, the Wharton State Forest, which is about 20 miles northwest of Atlantic City, is the biggest single land area in the New Jersey State Park System.
According to the tweet, there have been no injuries recorded.
Officials announced on Monday that investigators have ruled out likely natural sources.
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