Wikinews Shorts: May 16, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Wednesday, May 16, 2007.

New Jersey wildfires burning over 18,000 acres of land, thunderstorms expected

In New Jersey, United States, 18,000 acres, or 20 square miles, of pine forests are ablaze. The fire started about 25 miles from Atlantic City, near an aerial bombing base. While there have been no deaths, 2,500 homes have been evacuated. The National Weather Service has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Wednesday night.