A wildfire that burned over 5,000 acres in New Jersey’s Bass River State Forest was 100% contained as of Saturday, June 3, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said.
The fire started burning on Wednesday and threatened a handful of nearby structures including a campground, which was evacuated, according to the fire service. On Friday, smoke from the fire prompted officials to close portions of the Garden State Parkway, local news reported.
This footage by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection shows the blazing fire and the containment efforts. Credit: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection via Storyful