A multi-alarm brush fire burned Wednesday evening at the recycling plant in Long Branch's public works yard.


Fire as seen from Ocaenport
Fire as seen from Ocaenport (Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS)
Brush fire in Long Branch
Brush fire in Long Branch (Twitter)


Firefighters from Red Bank, Union Beach and Rumson are all helping to keep the blaze
away from homes on nearby 6th Avenue reports 7 ABC. A protection line has been set up between the homes in case the fire gets that far according to the Asbury Park Press.

No evacuations have been ordered; the fire is close to being contained according to the Asbury Park Press/

Atlantic Avenue and Sixth Avenue are closed through Long Branch and Sea Bright; extra traffic is expected on Route 36.

Foam is being used to help bring the fire under control which is coming from a pile 300 feet by 150 feet and 25 feet high. The DPW yard stores wood and other flammable debris.

Smoke can be smelled in Rumson and Highlands according to a post to Jersey Shore Hurricane News.

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