Lawmakers hear predictions of deadly fire disaster in South Jersey

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DAVID MATTHAU / NEW JERSEY 101.5 – The Pinelands region in South Jersey is facing a deadly wildfire threat that could cause as much, if not more, destruction as the blaze that obliterated the town of Paradise, California, last year.

That was the message delivered to New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday during a special hearing in Trenton.

Members of the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Environment and Solid Waste committees heard hours of testimony from forestry experts about fire danger in the Pinelands, and how to minimize and prevent it …

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