WATERFORD South Jersey's latest forest fire had burned more than 900 acres of Wharton State Forest as of 7 p.m. Sunday since starting sometime early in the morning, state Forest Fire Service officials said.
No injuries or property damage had been reported. Officials evacuated several campgrounds in the area as a precaution. The blaze follows recent forest fires in Cumberland, Ocean, and Gloucester Counties. Two days ago, another fire burned in the 122,880-acre Wharton State Forest.
"Now we're right back at it again," said Steve Holmes, spokesman for the Forest Fire Service, which is leading the effort. Sunday's blaze was at least 30 percent contained as of 7 p.m., Holmes said. Previous controlled burns and a wildfire a couple of years ago helped keep Sunday's blaze in a controlled area, he said.
- Michaelle Bond