Brush fire consumes nearly 500 acres in NJ
(AP) - A large brush fire that has damaged nearly500 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Sunday.
But officials say the blaze is under control and should soonburn itself out.
No injuries have been reported in the blaze, which startedaround 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ocean County community of Barnegat.
But it produced heavy smoke that forced officials to brieflyevacuate about 60 people from their homes.
Dozens of firefighters remained on scene Sunday, working todouse hot spots and keep the blaze from spreading.
Bert Plante, a warden with the state Forest Fire Service, saidabout 480 acres had burned as of early Sunday, and another 60 acreswill likely be damaged before the blaze is extinguished.
The cause of the remains under investigation.