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Fire At Tent City In Lakewood Injures 78 Year Old Man

Fire broke out at Lakewood’s Tent City encampment early Monday morning sending one of the residents to the hospital.

Tent City in Lakewood (tentcity.org)

The fire, was reported just before 2AM. Lakewood police tell the Asbury Park Pressthat 78-year-old Willie Dorsey apparently fell asleep Monday morning while he was using a fire to cook.

He was flown to Saint Barnabas Medical Center, where he was listed in stable but critical condition.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

It’s the third incident at the site i n the last week. A man was found dead last week, apparently of hypothermia. Two people were stabbed Saturday – the suspect is behind bars.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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