LAKEWOOD–Police and fire personnel responded to the third fire in 30 days at the town’s growing homeless encampment. The incident occurred within the “Tent City” on Monday at around 4:40 pm. Firefighters arrived to a fully engulfed tent, according to The Lakewood Scoop.
TLS reports a woman who was inside the tent when the fire began denied medical attention. The Fire Marshall’s office is investigating.
In the past month, at the camp, there was a death, three fires and a double stabbing at the encampment, which has been battling the Ocean County Board of Freeholders for a better solution to the County’s growing homeless issue.
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