Forest Fire In Gloucester County, New Jersey

On Thursday, March 9, a combined effort from the Clayton and Glassboro firefighters formed to assist the New Jersey Forest Fire Service in extinguishing a forest fire. Said forest fire broke out in the Glassboro Wildlife Management Area in a 30-mile area. Gloucester County and 9 others were facing gusty winds on Thursday and had previously placed under a wildfire alert, so the crews were prepared to jump into action. According to the Clayton Fire Company, crews had responded by 1 p.m. and the fire was extinguished by 7 p.m. Luckily the area contained a multitude of ponds and wetlands, which helped to contain the fire. No homes or people were endangered by the flames.

Forest Fire in Gloucester

Flames beginning to die down

Firefighting crews after extinguishing all of the fires

Photos: Clayton Fire Company NJ

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