Another wildfire breaks out in Ocean County just days after nearly 4,000 acres burned
OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. - Fire crews found themselves battling yet another wildfire in Ocean County this weekend after a massive blaze scorched thousands of acres last week.
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service remains on scene after successfully containing the "Log Swamp Wildfire" in Little Egg Harbor Township Sunday morning.
The fire grew to 1,607 acres after it began burning at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bass River State Forest, Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area and Warren Grove Bombing Range. It was 100 percent contained by 8 a.m. Sunday.
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No residential structures became threatened, and no evacuations were needed. Route 539 has also re-opened.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
This is the latest wildfire to burn through Ocean County, coming just days after a blaze in New Jersey's Pine Barrens tore through nearly 4,000 acres and forced the evacuation of around 170 homes.