PHOTO: Fire Department Battling Large Mulch Fire at Recycling Plant

PHOTO: The Lakewood Fire Department is currently battling a large mulch fire at the Ocean County Recycling Plant on New Hampshire Avenue.

The fire began at about 4:30 p.m., but as of about 6 p.m., crews were still trying to bring the fire under control.

The LFD hit out for State Forest Fire trucks to assist.

It’s unknown at this time what caused the fire. [TLS-CCP/TLS-28/TLS-46/118]


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There are 8 Comments to "PHOTO: Fire Department Battling Large Mulch Fire at Recycling Plant"

  • chaba says:

    “The LFD hit out for State Forest Fire trucks to assist.”
    What does this mean?

  • Lakewood says:

    Miss the fire Department Dorit.

  • firefighter says:

    1. chaba says:
    SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 AT 6:51 PM
    “The LFD hit out for State Forest Fire trucks to assist.”
    What does this mean?

    It means the Lakewood Fire Department requested the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service which is the state run fire department for forest/wildfire’s. They have specialized equipment and training specific to fighting forest/wildfire’s that differ’s from the training a tools of structural firefighting used by the LFD.

  • Smokey's friend says:

    The fire was spotted by the state forest fire tower. Two units from the state were dispatched and discovered a fire in a 60x 60 pile of mulch on county property on New Hampshire Ave . The county was notified by state officials of the situation and were asked to send heavy equipment operators and to notify the local fire dept of the burning debris. Once the local fire company was on location they took control of the operation and the state units were released because the fire was not deemed a threat to the woods/forest in the area.

  • Mark Levin says:

    There were probably lots of termites in the mulch anyways

  • Yes We Need says:

    mulch is highly flamible. I work with mulch and I don’t leave it over night dry ever.

  • mark says:

    Where is the state forest fire tower?

  • By Me says:

    Massachusetts Ave is where the fire tower has been for decades