N.J. Forest Fire Service continues to respond to scattered fires across state

    The New Jersey Forest Fire Service says it continues to respond to scattered wildfires across the Garden State.

    The Forest Fire Service says as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the wildfire that burned approximately 1,000 acres in Tabernacle and Woodland Township is 75 percent contained. The Forest Fire Service expects to reach full containment by Tuesday night.

    Investigators with the Forest Fire Service and local officials are continuing to look into the cause of the wildfire.

    “Any person who deliberately or maliciously sets a forest fire in New Jersey will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Acting Chief Michael Drake said in a statement.

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    Crews are also monitoring another fire in the area of Barnegat Boulevard and Bay Avenue in Barnegat Township, Ocean County. According to the Forest Fire Service, the 20-acre Ocean County fire was 75 percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon.

    The Forest Fire Service says two larger wildfires in Winslow Township from Friday are now fully under control.

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