Second Brush Fire Breaks Out In Whiting

Photo courtesy Whiting Fire Company Station 33

  WHITING – Another brush fire was discovered in the early hours this morning in the Roosevelt City section of town, officials said.

  Whiting Fire Company Station 33 responded to the area around 4:18 a.m. and Chief 3300 confirmed a working brush fire that was less than one acre. The fire was adjacent to several homes and was approaching structures on a property, Whiting Fire Company said.

  Brush units 3339 & 3329, Engine 3301, Tanker 3318 and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service (NJFFS) arrived on scene to assess the fire. Unit 3339 was ordered to enter the woods and successfully extinguished the flames.  The were no injuries or damage to nearby structures, officials said.

  At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation by the NJFFS.