A brush fire raged late Tuesday afternoon in a forest near Greenwood Lake in West Milford, New Jersey.
The fire, which started just before noon on Sunday in the Town of Mamakating, has affected more than 1,700 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge State Forest.
Evacuations were under way in upstate Ulster County Monday evening due to a major forest fire.
The fire, which broke out Sunday, has burned more than 1,500 acres, or about 2 square miles, along Batsto Road in Wharton State Forest. The smoke can be seen for miles.
Fire crews were called to the Goshen Pond Camping area in the Wharton State Forest in Camden after the blaze broke out Thursday.
It has been a very active forest fire season in New Jersey, much more so than last year, and officials are concerned.
The forest fire risk is high in New Jersey and WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell paid a visit to the state’s forest fire service up in Ringwood.
NEW YORK (AP) — A fire in the New Jersey Pinelands that consumed a little over a square mile of forest was about 60 percent contained Tuesday, with firefighters reopening a state park previously threatened […]