Smoldering Charcoal Blamed For Pine Barrens Forest FireNew Jersey state environmental officials on Wednesday said some charcoal briquettes apparently sparked a forest fire that has burned roughly 1,000 acres in the state's Pine Barrens.
Pine Barrens Forest Fire About 50 Percent ContainedThe fire broke out on Monday in Woodland Township, Burlington County, and later spread in Ocean County.
For Long Island Firefighters, 1995 Pine Barren Blaze Was An Intense Learning ExperienceTwenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island's East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.
First Case Of Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Confirmed In Nassau CountyEnvironmental groups are urging the state to step up the war on the insects before they wipe out thousands of additional trees.
Pine Beetle Ravaging A Thousand Acres Of Long Island's Pine BarrensOne of the most destructive pests that have already ravaged forests in New Jersey are now threatening Long Island.
Hundreds Of Suffolk County Trees To Be Chopped Down Because Of Beetle InfestationThe insects, so small they fit on the tip of a fingernail, have badly damaged many trees in the Pine Barrens.
Officials: Destructive Beetles Are Attacking Pine Trees On Long IslandPine trees are under attack from tiny beetles, smaller than grains of rice, that are invading by the thousands.
Southampton Goes To Court Over Sandy-Damaged CarsEnvironmentalists say they threaten the water supply and residents are deeply concerned, as the cars could catch fire or leak chemicals.
$10,000 Reward Being Offered In Suffolk County Wildfire Arson Case It took firefighters from more than 100 departments in Suffolk County two days to put out the fire that began on April 9 near the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
L.I. Wildfire Under Control; Gov. Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency For Suffolk Co."The situation is contained for the time being," Cuomo said, adding he was "cautiously optimistic." The governor also stated that the response was an example of a case where "government acted better than you could have expected."

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