617 acre Bass River forest fire 75% contained state forest fire service says


The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has reached 75 percent containment of a 617-acre wildfire in areas of Bass River State Forest in Burlington County and Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County. Forest Fire Service crews and mutual aid partners made strong progress today to reinforce containment boundaries around the fire, which was spotted Sunday afternoon inside a large-forested area that is difficult to access. A New Jersey Forest Fire Service helicopter was used throughout the day to aid suppression efforts. The fire no longer poses a threat to any nearby structures and all roads in the area are open. Low-level smoke is expected to be visible in the area for some time as the fire smolders for several days.

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