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New Jersey firefighters are battling a huge wildfire in the Wharton State Forest that has spread to at least 7,200 acres and threatened at least 18 structures as of Monday morning.
Crews were working to contain the blaze, which burned portions of the forest in Washington, Shamong, Hammonton and Mullica townships, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said.
On Monday morning, the agency said the fire was 45% contained.
Blowback operations will take place throughout the day to help with containment, wildfire officials said. Crews have also put in place structure protection as the spreading fire threatens at least 18 structures in the area.
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Officials said no injuries have been reported so far.
As firefighters work to contain the raging wildfire, authorities have announced the closure of several roads and hiking trails until further notice.
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Officials reminded the public not to fly drones into fire zones as it will disrupt the ability of fire crews to fly into the area.