Garden State, where fires are raging and bushfires are destroying homes, is at risk of experiencing a “fatal fire” for the second time this year, with the blaze still burning in its current state.
Photo: APA spokesman said the fire was burning out of control and was now down to its “current containment”.
Mr Fonseca said it was a “dramatic turnaround” from the fire that broke out in February, which left a “huge swath of bushland and vegetation ablaze”.
“It is clear to everyone that the fire has to stop,” he said.
“This fire has now been contained for over 24 hours.”
It is understood the blaze has been contained to a part of the state where the fire department and firefighters are being relocated from.
“We have seen a dramatic turnaround in the response of the department and the firefighters, and we are now able to focus on the fire in the region,” he told AAP.
“The fire is burning out and is no longer burning in a large area.”