Fire in the hole! Team to detonate explosives at Joint Base

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst image.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst image.

Residents near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst might hear “booms” and feel “rumbles” on Tuesday.

The 87th Civil Engineer Group’s Explosive Ordnance Team will detonate cratering charges — explosives used to make craters — from 8 a.m. until midnight.

“Thank you for your understanding as we train America’s best warriors for the fight!” a Joint Base news release stated.

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Area residents may experience ground shaking and considerable noise.

“Keep in mind that cloudy conditions can make the blast sound louder or closer than they actually are. We strive to be good neighbors and always have the safety of our community first in our minds,” the release continued.

The 42,000-acre installation spans more than 20 miles through portions of Burlington and Ocean counties.

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