Burlington County Forest Fire 100% Contained: NJ Forest Fire Service - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Burlington County Forest Fire 100% Contained: NJ Forest Fire Service

Firefighters say they have contained a New Jersey forest fire near Chatsworth Road in the Pinelands.

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    Firefighters Battle Forest Fire in Burlington County, NJ

    A massive 1,000-acre forest fire in Tabernacle and Woodland townships, was 50% contained as of Monday night, according to officials. Firefighters will keep a close watch on the blaze which is threatening nearly two dozen nearby homes. Officials believe the fire was intentionally set. NBC10's Cydney Long talked to Woodland residents Nick and Elaine Sama who said they don't want to leave their home, but they're prepared to leave should they have to. (Published Monday, April 9, 2012)

    Firefighters in Burlington County say they have completely contained a massive forest fire that threatened nearby homes in the Pinelands of New Jersey.

    Approximately 1,000 acres burned on Monday, according to a news release by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. At least 25 homes could be threatened by the flames

    The fire burned by Chatsworth Road in Tabernacle and Woodland Townships in the Pinelands. It is now 100 percent contained, according to officials.

    No evacuations were reported.

    Warden Calling NJ Forest Fire Suspicious

    [PHI] Warden Calling NJ Forest Fire Suspicious
    Around 1,000 acres of land went up in flames in Tabernacle and Woodland Township, N.J. on Monday. Authorities are calling the fire suspicious and believe it was deliberately set by an arsonist. NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports.
    (Published Monday, April 9, 2012)

    Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin toured the area Monday morning.

    "With current dry conditions and low humidity creating a high danger for wildfires, it is important to remind all New Jersey residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution to prevent wildfires at the particularly vulnerable time," said Commissioner Martin.

    This is the second fire in the Pinelands since last week, when 400 acres burned in Winslow Wildlife Management area in Winslow Township, Camden County.

    New Jersey's Fire Warden says it's believed that fire was deliberately set by an arsonist. It remains under investigation.