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Tent City Fire

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Lakewood, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

A fire erupted in Lakewood’s Tent City when a couple's tent exploded into flames. 

The man who runs the camp, known as Pastor Steve, says they are unsure of what happened, but they think it may have been caused by a candle.

Residents of Tent City awoke to heat around them and the light from the flames. The township's fire department had to use an off-road vehicle to get back into the woods.  They were finally able to put out the flames and no one was hurt.

The couple doesn’t have a place to live and many people fear that these are the very situations that make it unsafe to have communities like this exist.

The surrounding community of Lakewood is also concerned about incidents like this possibly causing flames to travel into the surrounding woods and threaten nearby homes.

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