STAFFORD - Monday afternoon a brush fire broke out in the Stafford Park Boulevard and Cook Road. The Stafford Township Police, Stafford Township Fire Department, and Stafford Township Emergency Medical Services were dispatched. Smoke was coming from an open field between Campbell Boulevard and Cook Road.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the Stafford Township Fire Department, with assistance from the Barnegat Township Fire Department and New Jersey State Forest Fire Service.

It was determined that the brush fire was not a part of the controlled burn going on in the area by the Garden State Parkway. At this time, the cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious.