Multiple fires break out across New Jersey within 24 hours, including 2 wildfires
April is peak wildfire season in New Jersey and multiple fires have popped up within the last 24 hours, including two wildfires.
Firefighters in New Jersey were on high alert Tuesday due to dangerous conditions statewide. Dry air and wind make conditions perfect for hot spots.
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There was a brush fire in Upper Township in Cape May County at a campground. Plus, a wildfire in Manchester that burned over 3,500 acres. Another wildfire happened at Overpeck County Park Area 2. There were also fires in Jersey City and Plainfield.
Officials are investigating a fire that happened Tuesday at Reliable Paper Recycling Plant in Jersey City. Dozens of crews worked throughout Tuesday night to get the situation under control. No one was injured.
At least 14 fire departments assisted the Teaneck fire department when a brush fire popped up south of Degraw Avenue between Route 95 and Teaneck Road on Tuesday night. Despite heavy winds, the flames were contained with crews staying through the night to put out hot spots.
The brush fire in Cape May County spread flames across 1.5 acres of campgrounds in Upper Township after multiple camper vans went up in flames at a private campground in Oceanview.
In Brick Township, a helicopter carried water and dumped it on a large brush fire near Alameda and East Coral Drive. Some residents living nearby were evacuated. No one was hurt.
On Wednesday morning, several families were displaced after a house caught fire in Plainfield.
Officials have sent out warnings for residents to be careful when discarding cigarettes or any other items that produce flames.