Brush Fire in NJ leads to Decreased Visibility in NYC

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On late Sunday, April 6th, a brush fire broke out roughly 90 miles south of New York City, burning approximately 30 acres of Wharton State Forest, the largest state forest in New Jersey.

The resultant particulate matter released into the atmosphere had extremely high measured values around the Tri-state area compared to data from the previous day, resulting in decreased visibility and a noticeable scent of burning matter.