FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A fire burned yesterday through a gravel pit containing about 300,000 tires.
The fire at the Griner tire facility in Cumberland County was reported around 10:15 p.m. Saturday and continued into yesterday morning, officials said. Township spokesman Anthony Buono said more than 55 firefighting units responded to the scene. Buono said a steady rainfall had helped douse the fire.
Personnel from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection were there to monitor air quality, Buono said.