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A Brush Fire Is Destroying Parts of An 800-Acre Park in Teaneck, N.J.

At least three brush fires broke out in different parts of the state of New Jersey on Tuesday.

It was said that there were fires in Jersey City, Teaneck, and Manchester Township, which is near Toms River.

Chopper 2 was live over Bergen County, where the five-alarm fire was getting worse because it was dry and windy. Fourteen fire departments went to the scene, where a fire was destroying parts of an 800-acre park. The fire was put out, officials told CBS2.

People who lived there said they saw a wall of fire, which was scary.

Off Teaneck Road, flames roared and the fire grew. Some homes were only a few yards away from the fire.

Police in Teaneck put out a social media alert telling people near the Teaneck part of Overpeck Park to be careful, but they did not say that anyone should leave. About 10 acres of the undeveloped wooded area were burned, but firefighters were able to put out the fire by pouring water on it.

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The state of New Jersey says that these kinds of fires are not unusual in April, which is the month when wildfires are most common.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says that all of North Jersey is at “very high” risk for wildfires.

The leader of Bergen County, James Tedesco, told CBS2 “Since it’s going to be hotter tomorrow, the risk will go up even more.

So, here in the county, we are on high alert. We have a lot of people, and Bergen County is the most populated county in New Jersey. However, there are places like this, so you have to be ready, which we are here in Bergen County.”

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From I-95 and I-80, you could see the flames. For this part of Bergen County, it was a pretty big fire.

One firefighter was taken to a nearby hospital because he was having chest pain. He was being treated there.

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Parvesh is the Content Writer for New Jersey Local News. Here at New Jersey Local News, she covers local news of New Jersey state. Moreover, Parvesh likes to dance and listen to music. She also finds time in her hectic schedule to relax and spend time with loved ones.


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