Firefighters are battling a blaze that has burned through about 1,000 acres of the Pinelands in South Jersey.

No injuries or property damage have been reported in the fire that is centered in Woodland Township, Burlington County and has extended into Ocean County.

Larry Hajna, a spokesman for the Department of Environmental Protection, said state Forest Fire Fighting crews working with trucks and bulldozers had contained about half the fire.

Officials are advising residents in surrounding areas that they may smell smoke.

The fire broke out Sunday while the region is in the midst of a prolonged dry spell. Its cause is under investigation.