NJ Forest Fire Service: Wildfire burns more than 250 acres of land in Washington Township
WASHINGTON TWP, N.J. - Firefighters have almost completely extinguished a once raging wildfire that scorched over 250 acres of land in Washington Township, New Jersey.
The New Jersey Forrest Fire Service said the wildfire that first broke out Monday morning along Route 542 and River Road is now 95% contained.
All roads that were once closed as firefighters battled the blaze have been reopened, according to the fire service.
Fire investigators have not said what sparked the blaze, but it occurred as most of New Jersey was under a red flag warning caused by warm temperatures and low humidity.
Firefighters will continue to monitor the wildfire and improve containment lines to extinguish hotspots.
Although no evacuations were reported, the fire once threatened over two dozen structures, including homes.