Crews contain wildfire in Ocean County as it torches dozens of acres

Firefighters in New Jersey contained a wildfire that sparked Tuesday as the state continues to navigate through a dangerous dry stretch. 

The New Jersey Forrest Fire Service said a blaze that broke around East Commodore Boulevard and Cedar Swamp Road in Jackson Township late Tuesday afternoon. 

"It's probably going to grow to just under 100 acres when it's all done," Section Fire Warned Deale Carey told reporters Tuesday night. "The guys will be out there working throughout the night tonight to get it contained and burnout and if everything goes well it should be pretty good by morning."

After more than 24 hours, the Forest Fire Service on Wednesday evening said the blaze was fully contained and consumed 82 acres.

The fire comes just days after a massive forest fire torched thousands of acres of woods in Burlington County, which prompted some evacuations and threatened nearby properties.

New Jersey has endured a dangerous dry spell recently that fire officials say has helped provided ‘fuel’ for wildfires to run rampant.