158-Acre Wildfire In South Jersey Fully Contained

A wildfire that destroyed 158 acres of property in Gloucester County has been fully contained, authorities said.

Box Turtle Wildfire
Box Turtle Wildfire Photo Credit: Box Turtle Wildfire
Box Turtle Wildfire
Box Turtle Wildfire Photo Credit: NJ Forest Fire Service

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service achieved 100 percent containment of the Box Turtle Wildfire burning on both private property and the White Oaks Wildlife Management Area in Franklin and Monroe Townships, they said.

No structures were destroyed and no one was hurt, the forest fire service said.

Forest Fire Service staff will  continue to monitor control lines and address areas of concern until significant precipitation occurs to ensure public safety, officials said.

Those traveling in the area of the fire are reminded to use caution while traveling as smoke conditions may exist for several days, officials said.

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