Crews working to control fire in New Jersey Pinelands

    Firefighters are working to control a fire scorching part of the New Jersey Pinelands. The fire that broke out Monday afternoon in Bass River Township burned through 677 acres.

    As of  4p.m., crews had the fire about 60 percent under control, the Associated Press reports. The goal was to have the blaze 80 percent contained by dusk on Monday.

    Nearby towns are not under a threat, but boating in the area was prohibited just in case the fire spread.

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