Wind Whipped 40 MPH Winds Spread Mulch Fire To 10 Islands At Amazon

May 19, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Wind gusts to 40 MPH this afternoon helped spread a parking lot mulch fire to over 10 parking lot islands. The Robbinsville fire department arrived and started extinguishing the fire. Additional help from Hope Fire Company of Allentown was called to help do to the number of parking lot islands that were on fire. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire before it spread into a nearby field and woods.

The National Weather Service is reporting wind gusts to over 40 MPH in the area at the time of the fire.

Fire Safety Message: Please do not dispose of cigarettes or smoking materials into mulch, it can cause a fire.