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Massive New Jersey Pine Barrens fire now fully contained


MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that tore through 6 square miles of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens this week has now ben fully contained. The blaze in Manchester, near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, forced the evacuation of around 170 homes late Tuesday. Firefighters were confronted by 200-foot flames as they battled the blaze, which rained down embers. Helicopters filled large containers with water from a nearby lake Wednesday and dropped it on the flames. No one was injured and no homes were damaged. The cause remains under investigation.

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