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Brush Fire Rips Through Forest Near Greenwood Lake In West Milford, N.J.

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) -- A brush fire raged late Tuesday afternoon in a forest near Greenwood Lake in West Milford, New Jersey.

As Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2, a fire warning was already in place late Tuesday afternoon because of heat in the upper 80s.

And sure enough, a fire did break out on the east side of Greenwood Lake, just off East Shore Drive, Biermann reported.

The densely wooded area posed difficulty for firefighters trying to get in. But the Delta 5 New Jersey Forest Fire Service helicopter was sent to the scene with two "Bambi buckets" for water drops.

There are no homes in the area, and no injuries were reported.

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