Firefighters fully contain Wharton State Forest fire that burned hundreds of acres

The wildfire burned 510 acres before it was declared fully contained.

A N.J. wildfire

A wildfire has been reported in Wharton State Forest between Camden and Burlington counties. (6abc)

Firefighters have completely contained a forest fire that burned several hundred acres (hectares) in South Jersey.

The blaze in the Wharton State Forest started sometime Tuesday night in Waterford Township in Camden County and spread into Shamong Township in neighboring Burlington County, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. It burned 510 acres (206 hectares) before it was declared fully contained as of 8 a.m. Thursday.

The blaze did not cause any injuries or property damage, but a nearby campground was evacuated as a precaution. Several roads near the fire scene were closed, causing some travel delays.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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