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Firefighters Continue to Douse Large Brush Fire in Brick

Firefighting operations likely to persist into the evening

A helicopter douses flames in Brick. (Photo Credit: Josh/Jersey Shore Hurricane News/Facebook)
A helicopter douses flames in Brick. (Photo Credit: Josh/Jersey Shore Hurricane News/Facebook)
Firefighters from multiple agencies are still fighting a large brush fire that broke out in Brick on Sunday.

According to Brick Police Sgt. Henry Drew, the blaze was first reported at about 2 p.m. Sunday in the area of Jordan Road. The area of fire stretched from Watersedge Court to Leone Drive.

"Due to the size and fast movement of the fire, multiple roads were closed, and partial evacuations were ordered," said Drew. "Residents are advised to avoid the area if possible and to follow the directions of Police and Fire personnel."

The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service responded and utilized aerial helicopter drops of fire retardant to help extinguish the fire, Drew said, while crews from the Laurelton, Herbertsville, Breton Woods, Pioneer Hose, Point Pleasant Borough and Lakewood fire departments fought the fire from the ground.

Back fires were utilized to control the spread of the fire, Drew said.

Fire operations were continuing by 6:45 p.m., and were expected to last into the evening hours.

The fire is being investigated by Detective Daniel Waleski of the Brick Township Police Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. Anyone who believes they may have information is being asked to contact Waleski at 732-262-1170.
Mare April 14, 2014 at 10:53 AM
This time of year is the worst. I remember as a child, our home being on the forest edge, the neighborhood men from across the road would come to our side and they'd all take hoses and keep the rear lawns wet so the fire wouldn't creep up to the homes. They'd wet the roofs of the homes as well. Those were scary times for a little kid.

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