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.