March 28, 2021 — Updated
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Sometime after 7:30 am this morning an empty shed caught fire involving a propane tank at the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari according to radio reports. Numerous area fire departments responded to the scene to combat the fire. Several large water tankers were called to supply water to keep propane tanks involved in fire cool. Investigators are on scene at the time of this report investigating the fire and no determination has been reported.
Six Flags Great Adventure representative Kristin Fitzgerald told MidJersey.news in a statement that “No animals or team members were injured. The fire was contained to small, empty shed and the cause is not yet known.”
Jackson Township Police Chief Matthew Kunz stated that the fire was non-suspicious and due to heater in a storage shed.
Fred Meabe from the Jackson Township Police Department told MidJersey.news that the fire was located in the Six Flags Great Adventure Safari area which involved a propane tank. Investigation resulted in no suspicious activity causing the fire.
Meabe said, “The Fire is believed to be as a result of something electronic or a faulty heating system. No animals or persons were injured as a result. Fire has since been extinguished and the park is open for operation.”