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DNR Investigating Jackson Swamp Fire

No persons or property harmed in blaze that scorched acres of wetlands
Posted at 10:25 AM, Apr 11, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-11 10:59:17-04
  • No persons or property were harmed
  • Video shows start of investigation and footage of Tuesday's fire

(The following is a transcription of the full broadcast story)

I'm your Fox 47 neighborhood reporter Darius Udrys near the scene of yesterday's big swamp fire off of Brooklyn Road in Jackson.

Here's what we now know:

According to Summit Township Fire Department, no buildings, vehicles, or people were harmed in Tuesday's fire.

More than 10 Jackson-area crews, including the Department of Natural Resources, successfully contained the fire.

The Department will be handling the investigation into what caused it.

The fire created plumes of black smoke visible for miles and, at times, fifteen-foot flames that leaped into the air, scorching acres of wilderness between Brooklyn Road, St. John Cemetery, and Park Drive neighborhoods.

I spoke to the Department of Natural Resources crew that had arrived to investigate this morning. They said for now they don't have anything to report yet on possible cause or causes of this fire.

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