The largest fire in a decade in Wharton state forest is still burning this morning northeast of Batsto village in Burlington county.

The NJ forest fire service says the 35-hundred acre blaze is 50-percent controlled and 100-percent contained.

Officials say no properties or lives are threatened from the fire but its cause is still unknown.

New Jersey in November will become the third state to set its smoking age at 21 under a new law signed by Governor Christie.

Brian Shott of the American Cancer Society says more than a quarter of cancer deaths in New Jersey are linked to smoking, nearly 12,000 a year.

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Brian shott - new jersey director of government relations, american cancer society cancer action network

Christie also conditionally vetoed a bill that dedicated some cigarette-tax revenue to anti-smoking efforts, saying it should wait until the 2019 state budget is adopted.

Despite a solid year of job growth in 2016, New Jersey's economic outlook for 2018 is so-so according to an annual study from the state's CPA'S.

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