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Three teens charged in N.J. wildfire

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Three teens holding a beer party in the woods touched off a forest fire June 2 that charred 1,300 acres, forced hundreds of evacuations and shut down a stretch of the Garden State Parkway for nearly 12 hours, prosecutors charged Tuesday.

The three built an illegal campfire while celebrating a birthday.

The blaze forced the evacuation of 500 homes.

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