Forest Fire

Manhattan is seen in a smoky haze on Apr. 7, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminsky/WCBS 880)

Smoke From NJ Brush Fire Being Smelled As Far Away As NYC

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.


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Firefighters Work To Contain Camden Forest Fire

Fire crews were called to the Goshen Pond Camping area in the Wharton State Forest in Camden after the blaze broke out Thursday.


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New Jersey Forest Fire Season More Active Than Last Year

It has been a very active forest fire season in New Jersey, much more so than last year, and officials are concerned.


View from the Ramapo fire tower - Ringwood, NJ - Mar 12, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Fire Warden Keeps Watch On Passaic, Bergen Counties

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.


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Firefighters Contain Most Of N.J. Forest Fire

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 […]

CBS 2–07/27/2010