Crews continue to battle Pinelands wildfire

    A New Jersey Forest Fire Service truck on the scene of the 'Devious Mount' wildfire in Wharton State Forest in early April 2014. Crews contained the forest fire

    A New Jersey Forest Fire Service truck on the scene of the 'Devious Mount' wildfire in Wharton State Forest in early April 2014. Crews contained the forest fire

    A wildfire that broke out yesterday in the Pine Barrens is 75 percent contained as of this morning, state officials said. 

    The fire in Woodland Township, Burlington County is burning in a remote area off Sooy Road and south of Route 72 in the municipality.

    Woodland is situated to the west of Barnegat and Stafford townships.

    According to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, the blaze has burned around 350 acres and was 75% contained as of 8:00 a.m. this morning. 

    40 forest fire personnel are on the scene, maintaining fire lines and working toward further containment.

    Officials say the fire is not threatening structures. No injuries have been reported.

    Smoke from the wildfire was blowing toward Ocean and Monmouth counties last night, according to JSHN contributor reports

    The National Weather Service is advising of an elevated fire risk today due to northwesterly gusts up to 20 miles per hour at times and low relatively humidity values. 

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