Tag Archives: New Jersey

New Jersey Forest Fires Contained

No buildings damaged in either fire     PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained both forest fires that have been burning in the New Jersey Pinelands in recent days, and state officials have imposed restrictions on outdoor fire ...

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Firefighters Contain One New Jersey Wildfire as Second Starts

Second fire burns in the Brendan Byrne State Forest     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — As New Jersey firefighters gained control of one forest fire in the heavily wooded Pinelands region, a second ...

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Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

Forest fire has burned at least 600 acres     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters were making progress Monday against a forest fire that had burned hundreds of acres in the New Jersey ...

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New Jersey Brush Fire Mostly Contained, Firefighter Still Critical

Firefighter with the Forest Fire Service remained in critical condition     By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire near the Jersey Shore that shut down the Garden State Parkway, sent neighbors fleeing and led ...

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Firefighter Critically Injured in New Jersey Brush Fire

Approximately 170 acres burned     LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Weather conditions on Monday remained favorable for wildfires in New Jersey as state Forest Fire Service crews continued working to suppress a brush fire that consumed about 170 acres. The ...

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Forest Fire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in New Jersey

Over 750 acres burned in Camden County     WINSLOW, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 750 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Wednesday, though authorities said it was not posing a threat ...

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Wildfire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

Fire will likely consume more than 1,500 acres overall     DOWNE, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire that has consumed more than 1,000 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Friday afternoon, but firefighters expect the blaze will ...

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New Jersey Forest Fire 80% Contained

80 acres burned by Monday     HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A forest fire burning through a popular hiking area that is crossed by the Appalachian Trail and a major interstate highway was about 80% contained by Monday afternoon, ...

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New Jersey Fire Straddles Forest, National Recreation Area

Difficult terrain hampers fire crews     HARDWICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters from federal and New Jersey agencies battled a forest fire for a second day early Monday in a popular hiking area near the Pennsylvania border. The fire ...

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New Jersey Forest Fire Workers Discover Skeletal Remains

Remains found during a prescribed burn   JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State forest fire staffers setting fires for a controlled burn have found skeletal remains in a wooded area of southern New Jersey. Ocean County prosecutors say the remains ...

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