Wildfires in Jackson, NJ Causes Evacuations

(Photos by Jackson Pulse)

By Hamodia Staff

Wildfires in Jackson, New Jersey, have burned for several hours on Tuesday afternoon and have caused officials to recommend the evacuations of resident from their homes in the area. Some thirty structures are considered threatened.

The fires, which is burning in some fifteen acres in the wooded areas near the interface of Commodore Boulevard and Cedar Swamp Road have caused concern since they are near several residential developments, and the Jackson Mills Fire Station 54-1 is coordinating the response of the firefighters with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service who are trying to get the blaze under control and extinguish it.

Forest Fire Service crews will utilize a backfiring operation to protect surrounding homes and burn fuel ahead of the main body of fire. Additionally, crews are constructing containment line around the structures threatened.

The fire is near Jackson 21, a relatively new housing development in which several Jewish families have moved in recently.

Due to the activity of firefighters in the area, intermittent closures due on I-195 (Near Six Flags And Jersey Shore) in both directions between Exit 22/Jackson Mills Road and Exit 21/Rt-527/Cedar Swamp Road are to be expected.

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