Tire fire erupts in Cumberland County

December 23, 2007 8:11:24 PM PST
State environmental officials continue to monitor the air near a South Jersey tire fire that's burned since late Saturday night. Thick acrid smoke poured from the fire in Cumberland County, as thousands of tires burned at Griner Tire, on Elmer Road in Fairfield Township.

Fifty-five fire units from several communities joined the overnight battle.

Neighbors say the tire dump has been a concern, for years.

The Department of Environmental Protection has not issued any health alerts.

Months ago, township officials reportedly ordered the owner to get the tire dump in line with regulations or it would be closed down by the end of this year.

There are still some hot spots being monitored.