Ocean County Wildfire Now Fully Contained After Burning Over 400 Acres [PHOTOS]

A wildfire that burned over 400 acres in Little Egg Harbor Township, is now fully contained, fire officials say.

The fire, nicknamed the “Governor’s Branch Wildfire” after a nearby river, burned for nearly seven hours before the New Jersey Forest Fire Service achieved 100 percent containment at 7:30pm on Tuesday.

The fire burned a total of 418 acres just off Route 539 in the Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area.

Forest Fire Service members remained on scene overnight to continue improving containment lines and monitor the area to ensure public safety.

At one point, the fire service said 16 nearby structures were in danger but no evacuations were ordered.

Volunteer fire companies responded from Ocean, Burlington and Atlantic counties.

There were no injuries and the fire’s cause is under investigation.


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