Two fires burning in South Jersey Pinelands

    Two fires burning in the southern New Jersey Pinelands could blacken about 400 acres before they are contained.

    The state Forest Fire Service upped its estimate for the amount of damage Friday’s fires might do. No injuries or evacuations were reported.
    There was no immediate word on what caused the fires in Winslow Township, Camden County.

    The bigger of the two blazes is burning alongside the Atlantic City Expressway, but a strong wind was blowing smoke away from the roadway, which remained open. It was expected to burn 375 acres. The smaller fire is now fully contained; it damaged 25 acres.

    Smoke was visible as far away as Atlantic City, 30 miles to the east, and Trenton, 34 miles to the north.

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