2016 News Release

June 17, 2016

Office of Public Affairs (609) 882-2000
Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr. I Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531

State Police Seek Public’s Assistance with Rash of Suspicious Fires

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with a multi-agency investigation of a series of suspicious brush fires that burned large areas of forest in Burlington County over the past several months.

Detectives from Red Lion Station and investigators from the State Forest Fire Service, Park Police, Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Burlington County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the following suspicious brush fires:

  • March 10, 2016 fire in Penn State Forest, which consumed 347 acres
  • April 17, 2016 fire in Wharton State Forest, which consumed 115 acres
  • May 12, 2016 fire in Bass River State Park, which consumed 464 acres
  • June 12, 2016 fire in Woodland Township, which consumed 357 acres

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station at 609-859-2282, the New Jersey State Park Police at 609-462-5857, or the New Jersey Forest Fire Service New Lisbon Headquarters at 609-726-9010. All calls will be kept confidential.

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