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Pine Barrens

(Smoke rises in the distance near a forest fire command post set up in Shamong, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

Firefighters Work To Contain Blazes Raging Across South Jersey Pinelands

At least five major forest fires in central and southern New Jersey have taken out 2,800 acres of woodland since Wednesday.

04/25/2014

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New Jersey Takes Control Of 5,000 Acres Of Land In Atlantic County

New Jersey has taken possession of some 5,000 acres of open space in Atlantic County, one of the largest such acquisitions in state history.

01/20/2013

Lightning Blamed For Wildfire Burning In South Jersey Pine Barrens

State officials say smoke from the area may be affecting traffic on the Black Horse Pike and the Atlantic City Expressway, which border the area.

07/12/2012

(A New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection photo illustrates the "pitch tubes" that are a sign of southern pine beetle infestation.)

Nature Helps NJ Pinelands Fight Back Against Killer Beetle

The southern pine beetle has been tunneling its way through South Jersey’s pine forests for at least 11 years. Last year wasn’t as bad as had been expected.

01/09/2012

(File photo)

Firefighters Battling Forest Blaze In New Jersey Pine Barrens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze in the Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, NJ.

06/27/2011

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