Firefighters battle blaze in NJ state forest

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Jersey's Forest Fire Service is working to contain a fire deep in an unpopulated area of southern New Jersey pine forest.

Broadcast reports say the fire has burned about 40 acres of the Wharton State Forest, about 25 miles northwest of Atlantic City, on Friday.

Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Hajna said firefighters planned to establish a perimeter around a 200-acre section of the forest and let the fire burn itself out within that area.

No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened.

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