New Jersey environmental officials have characterized as suspicious the two forest fires that blackened about 400 acres in the Pinelands near the Atlantic City Expressway.
No injuries or evacuations were reported in the fires Friday that burned in and around remote areas of the Winslow Wildlife Management Area in Camden County.
Both were still burning but fully contained Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. Officials hoped to have the blazes extinguished during the weekend.
The fires remain under investigation and were considered suspicious because they began so close to each other, said Larry Ragonese, a state Environmental Protection Department spokesman.