Lawmakers were warned a huge fire could hit Pinelands, then one did

Pinelands forest forest 2019

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 – Last month, New Jersey lawmakers were warned in a special legislative hearing the Pinelands is a fire-danger ticking time bomb.

They were told when it explodes, the result will be significant loss of life and major damage — unless steps are taken to address the over-growth of the forest.

And then, last week, a dangerous fire quickly spread in the Pinelands, wiping out thousands of acres and causing significant air pollution because of the smoke the fire produced …

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