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New Jersey Wildfires Fueled By Winds And Dry Conditions

By James Gerken

High winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closing of a school.

Authorities had reported no injuries by early evening. Greg McLaughlin, division warden with the state Forest Fire Service, said early Friday that more than a half dozen fires — three of them involving large amounts of land — burned into the night.

Some structures had minor damage from one fire that broke out just before noon east of the Garden State Parkway in a central coastal area about 45 …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green