Tuesday, August 13, 2013 16:55 Tender 1111, Brush 1206 and New Jersey Forrest Fire Service were dispatched to Memorial Ave in Port Norris for a grass fire.
Tender 1111 arrived on location to find two separate 100′ x 100′ areas of marsh on fire.
Due to NNW winds causing the fire to spread rapidly to other areas of the marsh Tenders 1202, 1811, 1311, and 2611 were dispatched to the scene to assist with fire suppression and structural protection.
Crews from NJFFS continued to monitor the area and check for hot spots thought the night.
A total of 50 acres of marsh was destroyed by the fire.
Cumberland County Fire Coordinator, NJSP, Salvation Army, ACE also assisted on scene.