New Jersey brush fire mostly under control

A helicopter fights a brush fire in Edison, N.J., Thursday, April 10, 2014. The fire burned 35 to 40 acres near the Raritan Center, an industrial complex in Edison, about 30 miles southwest of Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

April 10, 2014 2:20:30 PM PDT
A 250-acre brush fire that billowed black smoke in central New Jersey has been mostly contained.

State Forest Fire Service official Stephen Maurer says that by 4 p.m., the fire was 95 percent contained and he expected it to be completely surrounded by Thursday night.

He says there were no injuries, no property damage and no evacuations because of the fire in Edison, about 30 miles southwest of Manhattan.

The fire happened near an industrial complex but officials said no buildings were under a serious threat largely because it was hemmed in by the Raritan River and a marshy area.

Maurer says rain expected to fall Friday would likely put out whatever is left of the fire that was first reported around noon Thursday.