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COLFAX, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Firefighters light a controlled burn during the Mosquito Fire on September 14, 2022 in Foresthill, California. The Mosquito fire has became California’s largest wildfire of the year.

Officials say that a wildfire in New Jersey that started Monday night (May 29) in Gloucester County has grown to 150 acres.

According to New Jersey Forest Fire Service’s Twitter today (May 30), the latest update for Franklin & Monroe Townships, Gloucester County, White Oaks Wildlife Management Area reads: “@njdepforestfire has made substantial progress containing a wildfire burning on both private property and the White Oaks WMA. The fire is currently 150 acres in size and 60% contained.”

The fire service added: “Today, crews will continue to monitor and improve containment lines in addition to extinguishing any hotspots near the fire perimeter.”

They noted that zero structures have been threatened, nor have there been any evacuations or road closures at this time. The fire organization warned of drones over the area at this time. “No Drones in Fire Zones – If YOU fly, WE can’t!”

The fire has made great improvement as of Monday night (May 29).  The fire was 0% contained and one structure at the time was threatened. All roads stayed open. White Oaks Wildlife Management Area is about 2,909 acres in between the White Horse Pike and Black Horse Pike.

RELATED: Large Wildfire Shutters N.J. Highway

This has not been New Jersey’s first wildfire this year. Last month, A large wildfire began on April 11 burning off Route 539 in Manchester Township that forced a portion of the highway to be closed, according to NJ.com. The highway was closed between Route 70 and Long Swamp Road at the time.

On April 11, fire officials told the outlet that “a roughly 10-acre wildfire burned through a wooded area near Alameda Drive in Brick Township and another five-acre wildfire scored brush in nearby Howell Township.”

The Howell fire started when a homeowner was burning wood in a fire pit in their backyard. A large gust of wind carried embers to a wooded area, according to a statement from the Howell Township Police Department.

The other fire that day was in Jersey City. The fire jumped both the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and the Newark Bay-Hudson County Turnpike Extension.

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  • Atlantic County

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    Absecon: $7,000
    Brigantine: $5,250
    Hamilton: $8,750
    Hammonton: $7,000
    Linwood: $7,000
    Longport: $3,500
    Mullica: $7,000
    Northfield: $3,500
    Pleasantville: $4,200
    Ventnor: $4,200

  • Bergen County

    Carlstadt: $7,000
    Elmwood Park: $7,000
    Englewood: $7,000
    Fair Lawn: $7,000
    Fairview: $7,000
    Fort Lee: $8,750
    Garfield: $7,000
    Hackensack: $8,750
    Lodi: $7,000
    North Arlington: $7,000
    Old Tappan: $7,000
    Paramus: $7,000
    River Vale: $7,000

  • Burlington County

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    Burlington Township: $7,000
    Pemberton: $7,000

  • Camden County

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    Gloucester: $8,750
    Haddon Heights: $8,750
    Winslow: $10,500

  • Cape May County

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    Avalon: $7,000
    Lower: $7,000
    Middle: $7,000
    North Wildwood: $7,000
    Wildwood: $7,000
    Wildwood Crest: $7,000

  • Cumberland County

    Vineland: $10,500

  • Essex County

    Belleville: $7,000
    Bloomfield: $7,000
    Glen Ridge: $7,000
    Livingston: $7,000
    Montclair $10,500
    Nutley: $7,000
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    West Caldwell: $7,000
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  • Gloucester County

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    Clayton: $1,400
    Deptford: $7,000
    East Greenwich: $2,800
    Franklin: $5,600
    Glassboro: $8,750
    Greenwich: $1,680
    Harrison: $2,800
    Logan: $7,000
    Mantua: $4,480
    Monroe: $8,750
    Paulsboro $2,800
    Pitman: $2,800
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    Washington: $7,000
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  • Hudson County

    Bayonne: $8,750
    Hoboken: $8,750
    North Bergen: $10,500
    Secaucus: $7,000
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  • Hunterdon County

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    Clinton Town: $1,885
    Clinton Township: $,1885
    Flemington: $1,885
    Frenchtown: $1,885
    High Bridge: $1,885
    Holland: $1,885
    Lambertville: $1,885
    Lebanon: $1,885
    Tewksbury: $1,885
    West Amwell: $1,885

  • Mercer County

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    East Windsor: $7,000
    Ewing: $7,000
    Hamilton: $8,750
    Hightstown: $7,000
    Hopewell: $7,000
    West Windsor $7,000

  • Middlesex County

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    Carteret: $7,000
    Metuchen: $7,000
    Middlesex Borough: $7,000
    Monroe: 8,750
    North Brunswick: $7,000
    Perth Amboy: $7,000
    Plainsboro: $7,000
    South Brunswick: $7,000

  • Monmouth County

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    Colts Neck: $7,000
    Freehold Borough: $7,000
    Freehold Township: $7,000
    Highlands: $7,000
    Howell: $7,000
    Manalapan: $7,000
    Middletown: $7,000

  • Morris County

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    Boonton Township: $7,000
    Morristown: $7,000
    Parsippany $8,750

  • Ocean County

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    Bay Head: $7,000
    Berkeley: $7,000
    Ocean Gate: $7,000
    Lakewood: $10,500
    Point Pleasant Borough: $7,000

  • Passaic County

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    Haledon: $7,000
    Little Falls: $7,000
    Passaic: $10,500
    Paterson: $14,000
    Pompton Lakes: $7,000
    Prospect Park: $7,000
    Woodland Park: $7,000

  • Somerset County

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    Bedminster: $1,885
    Bernards: $1,885
    Bernardsville: $1,885
    Bound Brook: $1,885
    Bridgewater: $1,885
    Far Hills: $1,885
    Franklin: $1,885
    Green Brook: $1,885
    Hillsborough: $1,885
    Manville: $1,885
    Montgomery: $1,885
    North Plainfield: $1,885
    Peapack and Gladstone: $1,885
    Raritan: $1,885
    Somerset County Sheriff: $1,885
    South Bound Brook: $1,885
    Warren: $1,885
    Watchung: $1,885

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    Linden: $7,000
    Plainfield: $7,000
    Roselle: $7,000
    Roselle Park: $7,000
    Union: $8,750

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