One-Acre Brush Fire Causes Evacuation In Barnegat

Photo courtesy Chief Keith Germain

BARNEGAT – Chief Keith Germain of the Barnegat Police Department reported a brushfire near Highland Drive and Third Street in Barnegat that lead to several home evacuations.

Germain continually tweeted updates via his popular Twitter account BTPD318, stating that the State Forest Fire service was on the scene.

“Homes along Highland Drive and First St. being evacuated. No injuries or damage to homes at this time,” read Germain’s post.

He remarked that the one-acre brushfire has been fully contained. Explaining that the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service was conducting water drops in the area to contain the fire, he urged residents in a post to refrain from calling 911 if they noticed a “low flying aircraft.”

The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department also assisted in putting out the fire.

“Great work by Station 11 and the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Thanks to Station 47 and the OC Sheriff’s Dept. for their timely assistance,” said Germain.

Photo courtesy Chief Keith Germain