Pentagon Accused of Starting Forest Fire

     TRENTON, N.J. (CN) – The United States government started a 15,500 acre forest fire through an ill-advised “show of force” exercise in which jets dropped flares on a day of high fire danger, says Phoenix Pinelands Corp., which says it lost 460 acres to the blaze.

     Phoenix’s property is next to the Warren Grove Range, where the training was conducted, Phoenix says in its federal complaint. It is represented by Donald Taylor with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer.

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