Transmission Shop Burns; Temporarily Closes Route 539 in Plumsted Township

November 17, 2022

PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Plumsted Township/New Egypt firefighters responded to the 400 Block of Route 539 also known as Pinehurst Road around 12:00 p.m. and found a 50 x 60-foot Transmission Shop heavily involved in fire. Mutual aid was called from several area departments including Upper Freehold Township-Allentown, Millstone Township, Jackson Township, Cookstown, Jacobstown, and others. A tanker task force responded to bring water to the scene and firefighters used hand lines and two ladders for master stream operations. The fire was contained quickly but firefighters remained on scene for quite some time overhauling the fire. A helicopter was called for a burn victim from the structure fire and a landing zone was set up at New Egypt Speedway but the helicopter was recalled and the person was transported by ground to a local hospital. It appears that the business owner lost everything since the entire building was consumed by fire. The fire is currently under investigation. Additional details will be posted as they become available.