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New Jersey forest fire intentionally set, officials say

April 29, 2014 10:49:09 AM PDT
Investigators say someone intentionally set that large forest fire in Berkeley, New Jersey last week.

Two fires happened in the same area last Thursday.

The first fire started around 11:40 a.m. along a roadside in Beachwood and burned 307 acres. Investigators say that blaze was accidental, started by improperly discarded smoking materials.

The other fire broke out five miles away in Berkeley around 5:50 p.m. and burned 220 acres.

Authorities say that fire started on the side of an unimproved road with a flame and a pile of dry leaves and flammable debris.


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