29yrswithaGApass Posted November 11, 2014 Report Share Posted November 11, 2014 Barn fire at Six Flags Great Adventure Safari among numerous overnight blazes in Jackson NJ.com November 11, 2014 at 7:47 AM, updated November 11, 2014 at 8:23 AM JACKSON -- Police are investigating whether there is a connection among several fires that broke out in town overnight Monday -- including a blaze that leveled at barn at Six Flags Great Adventure Safari, authorities said Tuesday morning. Shortly after 6 p.m. police began receiving reports that fires were being lit in leaf piles along the sides of roads in town in various spots in the eastern section of the township. There were between six and eight separate reports of leaf fires, Sgt. John McBride said. At 10:10 p.m., firefighters were called to Six Flags Great Adventure's Safari in the central section of town to battle a blaze at an animal barn. The barn was destroyed. No animals were hurt, McBride said.That fire appears to have started along the park's fence line, McBride said. "We are supporting the police and fire departments with their investigation into the cause of the fire," Kristin B Siebeneicher, a park spokeswoman, said Tuesday morning. Six Flags Great Adventure recently closed for the season and hosted a wine tasting event last weekend at the Safari Off Road Adventure, which is home to 1,200 animals, according to the park's website. The final fire destroyed a home on Pfister Road in Jackson's western section, McBride said. Two people, along with their pets, were removed from the blaze, which was reported around 4 a.m., McBride said. Two police officers suffered minor injuries. They were treated and released from a local hospital, McBride said. The causes of the fires are under investigation, McBride said. "It's too early to tell if any of them are related at all," he said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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