Two days after Hurricane Sandy hit the area, fires still rage in Camp Osborn.
Emergency services were on the ground as of this morning, according to Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard.
"We have people on the ground, but they had to go in by foot," he said. "We will have a larger contingency coming from the south, the Toms River area."
The Mantoloking Bridge was damaged during Sandy and during a prelimenary inspection, county officials have deemed the bridge unstable, ploice said.
"We have focused our efforts on the mainland, doing search and rescue in low lying areas," Reinhard said. "Now our focus is going to be on the barrier island, as well as removing trees and power lines from the roads."
State EMS and the National Guard, who should be arriving in the area today, are on hand to assist in search and rescue efforts on the barrier island.
"We are very fortunate to have these resources on hand to help," he said.