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Wildfire in southern New Jersey forces closure of trails, campgrounds

A wildfire in southern New Jersey has scorched at least 7,200 acres as of Monday morning, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said.

New Jersey Forest Fire Service crews will continue to conduct backfiring operations throughout the day to aid in containment, according to a statement from the service posted on Facebook. The fire is 45% contained, authorities said.

There are no reported injuries at this time.

In this screen grab from a video, a wildfire burns in Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, N.J., on June 19, 2022.WVPI

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