April 15, 1880
LARGE FOREST FIRES. GREAT DAMAGE IkT THE NEW-JERSEY PINE FORESTS FIRES I PENNSYLVANIA. Point Pleasant. Nt. J.. April 11. It Is esti mated that 2,00 acres of valuable timber-land were destroyed by she fire that swept aeross the cedar and pine forests of Oeean aud Monmouth Counties yesterday. At midnight the wind veered from eouth-wet to west when tbe fire pushed toward tha ocean. where its force was expended. The loss will be very heavy. Many choice bits of meadow and snipe-hunting Eronn-ls lay la the path of tbe fire. Reports are coming In of losses in cattle and horses killed by uf- location. Nxw-KGypT, N. Ji, April 14. One of. the most destructive forest fires that has ever visited this region is now sweeplnc across the fdreats ot Cumber land, Atlantic, and Oeean Counties. From lirirks- bnrg to Manchester the pine groves are a blackened mass. Before reaeblag Maneneater the tire changed Its course to the south-east, and Is now coninminx the pine and cedar land down as far as Cedar Creek. Tbe tire originated from a spark from a locomotive on the New-Jergey Southern Railroad yesterday morning. Since thrt time an im mense area has been destroyed. The smoke Is stifling for miles aronud the burned district. Telegraph wires are destroyed In some places. The woods and swamps near Forked River, oa tbe New-Jersey Southern Katlroad. are reported on fire. Mii.ronn.Penn.. April 14. Owing to hikh winds. the forest fires in Pike County arc aasuminz alarm ing proportions. In remote townships tt is feared that all of the valuable timber will be destrovetf. At night tbe horizon It a sheet -of flames. Larxe fires prevail in Monroe County. MANCHKgTCB. . J.. April 1 L The trains of tha New-Jersey Seuihern Railroad to-day ran the Kant- let with closed windows, which were blanketed : tew passengers undertook the dangerous ride. The ears were bady scorched. Ton's River, N. J.. April 14. The treat forest fire has crossed tbe river and is speeding toward (iood Luck Point and Island Beach, and fears are felt that it will reach the town. The people are fighting the fire by felling trees a space from the flames, and ia a direction leadiag from the town to tne bay, and setting them on ore. This has been nar. ttally successful. Ormttt s mills. In a suburb of the town, ta reported as having been destroyed. tttD BANK. X. J., April 14. Two hundred ai,1 '.fifty acres of valuable wood land, on the NewWild estate, at Pleasure Bay. have been destroyed bv a xre. ioo nre was unaouoteuiy the work of an in. jrendlary.