EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A brush fire burned closed to drivers along the New Jersey Turnpike on Wednesday.

A brush fire broke out near the New Jersey Turnpike on June 24, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

It happened around 5 p.m. just south of the Meadowlands.

Flames could be seen near the turnpike as heavy smoke billowed into the sky.

The fire has since been put out.