Joint Base and local officials have decided to evacuate a small block of isolated homes in the Browns Mills area due to a fire that originated on the base ranges earlier today.
“Although the fire is still on the MDL range area, the decision to evacuate the homes was a precautionary measure taken by officials to ensure the safety of everyone in the area,” the base said. “Joint Base officials are currently working closely with the New Jersey State Forest Service and the Burlington County Fire Department to contain and extinguish the fire.”
At this time, there are no reports of injury or structural damage. Currently, Pemberton Road, Browns Mills Road, and Livingston Road are closed.
The cause of this particular range fire is under investigation.