NJ Forest Fire Service: Manchester wildfire that burned nearly 4,000 acres now 100% contained

No injuries were reported in a wildfire in Manchester that burned 3,859-acres.

Lanette Espy

Apr 13, 2023, 4:24 PM

Updated 463 days ago

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A wildfire in Manchester that burned 3,859 acres was 100% contained as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. No injuries were reported.
Smoke conditions may remain for several hours, the fire service warns.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered Tuesday night in Lakehurst from Division Street to Route 70, Horicon Avenue and Beckerville Road. The fire burned on federal, state and private property.
The fire service says approximately 170 structures were evacuated in Manchester and Lakehurst, and 75 structures are threatened by the fire. Multiple roads were closed in the area for a time. All remaining closures were lifted at 9 p.m., officials said.
The fire service says staff will remain on scene to continue improving containment lines and monitor the area to ensure public safety.
The fire’s cause is under investigation.


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