Wharton State Forest wildfire causes smoke odor as far as northern New Jersey, New York City

A brush fire burns along Batsto Road in

A brush fire burns along Batsto Road in Wharton State Forest (April 7, 2014 5:26 PM)

If you're smelling smoke outside today, it's likely due to a large wildfire that burned in Burlington County.

The fire burned about 1,500 acres in a remote area of the Wharton State Forest, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. It was reported just north of Batsto Village.

Forest fire officials say the fire is now contained, but smoke drift has caused people to report odors...

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