LFD, State Forest Fire Service Battling Brush Fire on River Avenue

forest fire service in lkwdThe Lakewood Fire Department has called for the State’s Forest Fire Service to respond to the area of River Avenue and Finchley Blvd for a brush fire in the area.

The fire was called in about 2 PM.

Motorists are reporting a heavy smoke condition in the area, as well as heavy traffic backups.

A ‘red flag’ warning was issued in the State today. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain. [TLS. File photo]

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