The Medford Fire Tower reported the burning around 10:37 a.m., according to the report. It burned through 50 acres of land in about 30 minutes, but no injuries have been reported. There is minor property damage, according to the report.
The fire is in a "very, very remote" area of Wharton State Forest in Shamong, and no buildings are nearby. Fire officials told the Associated Press that winds had died down Friday morning and rain projected for late Friday night may help extinguish the fire completely.