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Firefighters battling 100-acre wildfire in Ocean County, New Jersey

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Firefighters battling 100-acre wildfire in Ocean County

By Katie Kausch | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Firefighters continue to work extinguish a 100-acre forest fire in Manchester Township Sunday afternoon, state officials said.

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is battling the blaze south of Roosevelt City in the township, off Route 539, state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Caryn Shinske said

The fire started early Sunday morning and was still not contained by late afternoon, Shinske said.

There is no threat to local homes or businesses, and no evacuations were necessary, Shinske said. Nearby residents were warned about the fire in a police alert sent out mid-morning.

More information was not immediately available Sunday afternoon.

Read more: https://www.nj.com/ocean/2020/05/firefighters-battling-100-acre-wildfire-in-ocean-county.html