CARLSTADT - Firefighters have extinguished a large brush fire along the New Jersey Turnpike near MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.

State Department of Environmental Protection officials say the Carlstadt blaze consumed 60 acres not far from MetLife Stadium and the Izod Center arena in nearby East Rutherford.

The blaze caused some travel delays yesterday during the evening commute, but no injuries or property damage was reported. Most businesses in the area have since reopened.

Several brush fires have occurred in New Jersey in recent days, mostly due to dry conditions and low humidity.

Major brush fire near The Meadowlands extinguished along Turnpike