Statement from the Lakewood Police Department on wildfire

The Lakewood Police Department today released the following statement to TLS with regards to Sunday’s wildfire in Lakewood.

The Lakewood Police Department would like to take this opportunity to recognize all those that helped battle Sunday’s brush fire.

The blaze, which destroyed over 160 acres of land and at least one commercial building between Cedarbridge Avenue and Route 70, took fire companies from multiple jurisdictions from both the local and state level to contain and extinguish it.

Currently, investigators are working hard with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Ocean County Fire Marshals Office to determine its cause.

We would like to thank the Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood Township EMS, Lakewood First Aid, NJ Forest Fire Service, Ocean County Sheriffs Department, Ocean County Fire Marshals Office and the time and effort given from all of the volunteer organizations.

Special thanks and appreciation to LCSW and Chaverim for their service; allowing us to extend our resources and services during critical incidents like this.

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  1. It’s always nice to see multiple agencies etc. work well during times like this. I’d also like to put it out there for those who may not be aware but during this brush fire event, Chick-Fil-A from Howell, Freehold Raceway Mall, Hazlet, Monmouth Mall and Old Bridge along with the Brick facility on Route 70 got together, pulled their resources and began making sandwiches for those fighting the fire. Chick-Fil-A has a company policy that they are CLOSED on Sunday’s, however they went to work for the greater Community good. I won’t think twice to visit one of those Chick-Fil-A facilites. This information was posted on Chick-Fil-A’s Facebook page.

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