Gas main fire out after burning for 8 hours in Egg Harbor Township

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A gas main fire continues to burn in Egg Harbor Township. (WPVI)

A gas main fire is now out after burning for more than eight hours near the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County.

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A gas main fire has forced a road closure near the Garden State Parkway in Atlantic County.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday, South Jersey Gas received a call regarding a fire on Ocean Heights Avenue in Egg Harbor Township.

The caller said a live electric wire came in contact with a guard rail.

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Chopper 6 over a gas main fire in Egg Harbor Township.

Officials say the electric current apparently went through the guard rail and traveled to a nearby 8" gas main, causing it to ignite.

South Jersey Gas crews were called to the scene. The fire continued to burn until it stopped around 10 p.m.

No South Jersey Gas customers were affected.

No injuries have been reported.
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