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A brush fire is seen near a ballfield in Ocean County, N.J., on April 24, 2014. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Investigators: Southern New Jersey Forest Fire Was Intentionally Set

Investigators have determined that a large forest fire that broke out in southern New Jersey last week was intentionally set, while another blaze that occurred in the same area on the same day has been ruled accidental.

04/29/2014

One of several forest fires burning in Ocean County, NJ on April 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Continue To Put Out Hot Spots Following New Jersey Wildfires

Shortly after firefighting crews gained control over four blazes burning in central and southern New Jersey, a new fire broke out Friday.

04/25/2014

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Officials: Trees Knocked Down By Sandy Could Make It Harder To Fight Wildfires

Wildfire season began this weekend in New Jersey, and while forest service managers say they aren’t expecting more fires than usual, one thing does stand in their way: the trees knocked down by Superstorm Sandy.

03/16/2013