Fourth of July Brush Fire Extinguished Before Becoming a Larger Problem

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – A brush fire on the Fourth of July near Vincent Clune Park in Lacey was extinguished before it was able to grow to the surrounding woods and neighbors thanks to a quick response by the Forked River Fire Department.

According to police, at 6:57 p.m., several officers responded to the Clune Park access road for a report of a brush fire.

“Upon arrival, officers observed an area consisting of low brush actively burning on both sides of the road,” Chief Michael DiBella said. “The Forked River Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire.”

 The origin of the fire is unknown at this time.