500+ Acres Burning in Forest Fire

MANCHESTER: The New Jersey Forest Fire Service and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Fire Department is in unified command battling a wildfire in Manchester Township on federal, state and private property on along Route 539 and Horicon Ave. The fire has reached 500 acres in size and is 10% contained.

Forest Fire Service crews have begun a backfiring operation to aide in containment.

Route 539 is closed between Route 70 and Long Swamp Road. Horicon Ave is closed at Route 70.

25 structures are threatened. Structure protection is being provided by local volunteer fire departments from Ocean County.

Please remember, “No Drones in Fire Zones – If YOU fly, WE can’t!” More info: https://www.facebook.com/NJForestFireService/posts/pfbid02XeCUXmgBdqXSqbZE3d3roqQb3EFkkFKRD9xkav4VYaHKWzL4Mym9HoVHMdPGUpvwl


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