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Wildfire burning in NJ continues spreading, mostly contained

The wildfire broke out in Browns Mills, Burlington County, on June 9, 2023, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service

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Note: On Sunday, officials said the City Line and the Buzby Boggs wildfires have been 90% contained. Original article continues below.

Another wildfire has sparked in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service on Friday afternoon alerted the public to a fire in Browns Mills, Burlington County.

"The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is responding to a wildfire burning in the area of City Line Road," the state forest fire service said in its initial tweet. "Please avoid the area at this time."

As of 8 p.m. the wildfire has reached 850 acres and is 90% contained.

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"Currently, Forest Fire Service crews are improving containment lines and are utilizing a backfiring operation to burn fuel ahead of the main body of fire. This operation will be ongoing throughout the night," according to the NJ forest fire service Friday evening.

There are local road closures in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest area. Roads that have been reopened include the following:

  • North Branch Road
  • Glassworks Road
  • City Line Road
  • Butler Place Road

This is one of two wildfires currently burning in NJ. Officials said the wildfires currently burning could continue to burn for months due to the lack of precipitation in the air.

This fire follows several other New Jersey wildfires that burned in the last week, or so, in Jackson Township, Medford and at the Bass River State Forest. The Bass River fire even led to the temporary closure of the Garden State Parkway last Friday.

Check back for updates on this latest wildfire.

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