TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - August 15, 2008
The target flare was dropped by an F-16 fighter jet during
target practice in May 2007. The fire consumed more than 17,000
acres, forced residential evacuations and damaged surrounding
Target operations at the base were suspended while new safety
protocols were put in place.
The New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing will
resume some training in October. If all goes well, the range will
reopen to other units on November.
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