Wildfire Torches Over 500 Acres In Ocean County - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Wildfire Torches Over 500 Acres In Ocean County

Posted: Updated:
Toms River, NJ (My9NJ) - Over 500 acres have burned down from a wildfire in Berkeley, New Jersey causing nearly 600 residents to be temporarily displaced. Over the weekend, locals like Toms River resident Rick Low said that he remains concerned over some of the areas that may still be smoking and are a potential hazard for future fires.

“You see here, you got these little hot-spots, so they are gonna police it all day. I’ll tell you one thing too; the firefighters did an outstanding job. In this area you don’t have city water so they have to rely on tanks and pumpers and that kind of thing,” he explained.

Unlike Toms River, Berkeley doesn’t have a municipal water supply so there is an additional concern that responders will run out of water to fight the blaze.

Firefighters actually dug up small trenches along the 500 acres to try and save homes should a new fire erupt.

There has been speculation that this wildfire could have started from cigarette butts found outside one of the local schools, but there is nothing confirmed at this time.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Kids Of Man Killed In Uzi Accident Make Touching Video For Girl Involved In Tragedy

    Kids Of Man Killed In Uzi Accident Make Touching Video For Girl Involved In Tragedy

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:52:46 GMT
    The story about the 9-year-old New Jersey girl who accidentally killed her firearms instructor, Charles Vacca, while operating an Uzi made national headlines and opened up the debate about the use of guns especially among children. Now Vacca's four children have come out with an emotional and heartfelt video wishing the 9-year-old girl peace.
    The story about the 9-year-old New Jersey girl who accidentally killed her firearms instructor, Charles Vacca, while operating an Uzi made national headlines and opened up the debate about the use of guns especially among children. Now Vacca's four children have come out with an emotional and heartfelt video wishing the 9-year-old girl peace.
  • Photographer Captures Surfers Paradise On Jersey Shore

    Photographer Captures Surfers Paradise On Jersey Shore

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:49:42 GMT
    Photographer David Nilson has traveled the world swimming, surfing, and photographing the ocean. He's taken his camera to Costa Rica, Fiji, California, and up and down the entire east coast, but some of his most beautiful work stems from right here in New Jersey specifically at Seaside Park, where he was born and raised.
    Photographer David Nilson has traveled the world swimming, surfing, and photographing the ocean. He's taken his camera to Costa Rica, Fiji, California, and up and down the entire east coast, but some of his most beautiful work stems from right here in New Jersey specifically at Seaside Park, where he was born and raised.
  • Halloween Fever Coming To NJ Early This Year

    Halloween Fever Coming To NJ Early This Year

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:42:52 GMT
    From masks and hilarious costumes to scary displays, shoppers are already starting their preparations for Halloween. With so many costume stores popping up all across the state, it seems that Halloween season is in full swing, despite the holiday being over a month away.
    From masks and hilarious costumes to scary displays, shoppers are already starting their preparations for Halloween. With so many costume stores popping up all across the state, it seems that Halloween season is in full swing, despite the holiday being over a month away.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices