A fire in the Wharton State Forest has spread to 12,000 acres and is now 70 percent contained, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
The forest fire has impacted different areas of the state forest. Areas impacted by the blaze include Washington, Shamong, Hammonton and Mullica townships in Burlington, Gloucester and Atlantic counties.
Fifty people have been evacuated from the Paradise Lake and state campgrounds, a fire service spokesperson said at a press conference in Shamong.
There are no reported injuries as of Monday afternoon.
Windy and dry conditions on Sunday fueled the fire.
Wharton State Forest fire map
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Joe Jacquez is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @JoeJacquezAZ.
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