Connecticut sees smoke from New Jersey forest fire

March 31, 2019 GMT

The smell of smoke from a large New Jersey forest fire is wafting to parts of Connecticut.

New Fairfield is among the towns that has reported seeing smoke from the fire. The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company warned residents about the issue on its Facebook page.

Other departments, including Litchfield County Dispatch and the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department, said on social media that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is monitoring the situation.

DEEP told the departments smoke and odor from the fire were noted throughout the state.

A spokesman for DEEP did not immediately return a request for comment.

The fire in New Jersey has spread to 8,000 acres of state forest in Penn State Forest in Woodland Township in Burlington County, according to the Associated Press. Officials told the Associated Press smoke was seen in Freehold, which is 40 miles north of Woodland Township.