PHOTOS: Lakewood residents find ash on their vehicles from Burglington County forest fire; Lakewood Hatzolah urging residents to remain indoors

Residents in Lakewood woke up this morning to find their vehicles covered in ash from the forest fire in Burlington County.

The firs is contained to approximately 12 thousands acres.

Lakewood Fire Chief Mike D’Elia says there is no need to call 911 about smell unless you see smoke or flames.

There is a very strong smell of smoke in and around Lakewood.

A Lakewood Hatzolah veteran says residents – particularly the elderly, children, and those with respiratory issues – should avoid the outdoors today.


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  1. It’s funny how this works. My son and family live in Toms River which is a lot closer to the fire than Lakewood. He has nothing, no odor, smoke, etc. I guess it’s the direction of the air flow. I haven’t looked at my car yet. I hope this rain takes care of this fire. I think of all the animals that are just starting to make their nests. I see it in my backyard. At least no one was hurt.

    • Yes, it is a shame for all the nesting animals, all over. Especially those that live in the woods of Lakewood. But, whatever….we’ll just keep destroying their habitat and the local environment.

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