The combined efforts of police officers and firefighters prevented a brush fire from spreading in Harvey Cedars late this morning, authorities said.
Officers from the Harvey Cedars Police Department responded to 41 West Essex Avenue on a report of a brush fire at 10:50 a.m., according to Det. Robert Burnaford.
Arriving officers, who found that the fire had spread and ignited a fence, suppressed a majority of the blaze with a garden hose, Burnaford said.
High Point Volunteer Fire Company firefighters responded and extinguished the remainder of the fire, the detective said.
The Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to conduct an investigation.
Responding agencies included the Harvey Cedars Police Department, High Point Volunteer Fire Company, Barnegat Light First Aid Squad, Atlantic City Electric, and the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Sgt. Sean Marti and Det. Burnaford were the responding officers.